What moves you?
Jesus was moved by His friend’s death >>> His compassion led Him to apprehend something of heaven and ultimately to the Cross.
Compassion moved Jesus lots
Jesus moved to heal Lazarus because He was moved by His emotions. These same emotions propelled Him to lay down His life. Things that move us can become the drawback that will propel us to towards our destinies.
Jesus had compassion.
This is the strongest word for love in the Greek language (derived from the Greek word for ‘guts’ (splagchnizomai) ). It is used only of Jesus. It could be translated ‘he was gutted’ – his heart broke.
14 When He got out of the boat, He saw many people. He had loving-pity (splagchnizomai) for them and healed those who were sick.
32 Then Jesus called His followers to Him. He said, “I pity (splagchnizomai) these people because they have been with Me three days and they have no food. I do not want to send them home without food. They might get too weak as they go.”
Mat 20:34 [2 blind men]
Jesus had loving-pity (splagchnizomai) on them and put His hands on their eyes. At once they could see, and they followed Jesus.
Mar 1:41 [leper]
41 Jesus put His hand on him with loving-pity. (splagchnizomai) He said, “I want to. Be healed.”
Luk 7:13 [widow of Nain]
When the Lord saw her, He had loving-pity (splagchnizomai) for her and said, “Do not cry.”
Luk 15:20 [Prodigal son]
“The son got up and went to his father. While he was yet a long way off, his father saw him. The father was full of loving-pity (splagchnizomai) for him. He ran and threw his arms around him and kissed him. >>> Restored Him/forgave him
Jesus’ compassion was like the draw back on the bow string, it propelled Him to the Cross.
God wants our hearts
Our hearts will take us where our heads won’t go.
It is the the draw back on a bow
We need to expose our hearts to the world
We need to not insulate ourselves from humanity
Cares of the world – Parable of the sower