The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“Not found in the Old Testament, but repeatedly in the New. The” Mosaic legislation (Lev. 25:35; Deut. 15:7) tended to promote a “spirit of charity, and to prevent the occurrence of destitution” “among the people. Such passages as these, Ps. 41:1; 112:9; Prov.” “14:31; Isa. 10:2; Amos 2:7; Jer. 5:28; Ezek. 22:29, would also” naturally foster the same benevolent spirit. “In the time of our Lord begging was common (Mark 10:46; Acts 3:2). The Pharisees were very ostentatious in their almsgivings (Matt. 6:2). The spirit by which the Christian ought to be actuated in this duty is set forth in 1 John 3:17. A regard to the state of the poor and needy is enjoined as a Christian duty “(Luke 3:11; 6:30; Matt. 6:1; Acts 9:36; 10:2, 4), a duty which” was not neglected by the early Christians (Luke 14:13; Acts 20:35; Gal. 2:10; Rom. 15:25-27; 1 Cor. 16:1-4). They cared not “only for the poor among themselves, but contributed also to the” necessities of those at a distance (Acts 11:29; 24:17; 2 Cor. 9:12). Our Lord and his attendants showed an example also in this (John 13:29). “In modern times the “poor-laws” have introduced an element which modifies considerably the form in which we may discharge this Christian duty.
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