Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus(5)
by Apostle Johnson Suleman
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 Cor. 1-3
TEXT: “Then Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. – Matthew 15 :32.
Omega Fire Ministries Devotional 24 February 2021 Message:
One amazing quality that stood Jesus out all His days on earth as s man was His overwhelming compassion. All through the scripture one thing repeatedly stated about Him which made His to affect all that got connected with Him was His compassion.
In the scenario of our anchor text, He (Jesus) was justified to send the multitude away because they were in the wilderness and there was nowhere to buy such quantities of bread to take care of the multitude (Matt. 15 :33). More so, He had met their other needs which made them come to Him despite they were a great multitude.
Scripture reports, “And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and He healed them: insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel” Matt. 15 :30 – 31.
But notwithstanding, His compassion would not let them go hungry and He asked, “How many loaves have ye? And they said seven, and a few little fishes” (vs. 34). With that He fed the whole multitude and seven baskets were left full. His compassion multiplied the little into much (vs. 35, 37), just as He had earlier done with five loaves and two fishes which fed 5, 000 men besides women and children and 12 baskets were leftovers (Matt. 14 :14 – 21).
Child of God, we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities…(Heb. 4 :15). On earth as a man He was that compassionate and even laid down His life for us, and now in glory where He sits in majesty overseeing us as His own.
His compassion will meet our every need much more.
My Father! My Father! Thank you Lord for your compassion.
Thanks and God bless for reading Today’s Omega Fire Ministries Devotional 24 February 2021 (Rhema for Living OFM Daily Devotional) from the Desk of Apostle (Prof) Johnson Suleman