October 1, 2009

Even though he forsakes God

"To him who is afflicted, kindess should be shown by his friend, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty." Job 6:14.

If there is any place where kindness should be shown, it is when a man is sinking under accumulated sorrows to the grave (Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible).

The greatest kindness the Christian can show to another who is in a hospital and afflicted physically or spiritually, is to visit them (Matthew 25:36) and bring to them, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our lives should be an example of the compassion of Christ when we visit them, hoping their hearts would no longer continue to be hardened toward God's great mercy and everlasting love, because of Christ's death on the cross.

Like the Samaritan man who showed compassion for the one who was beaten and robbed on the road to Jericho, we too should show the same compassion for others who are afflicted.

As Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), so too should we, even if they have forsaken the Almight yesterday, maybe they won't today.

The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. Psalm 145:8.


Reference

Meyers, R. (2006). e-Sword. The sword of the Lord with an electronic edge (Verson 7.8) [Computer software].

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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