“When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.”
Jesus saw the multitude and was moved with compassion.
That scene is recorded twice in the Bible (once in Matthew 14 and again in Matthew 15.)
“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 to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 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.”
Jesus continues to have compassion on the multitudes. IF not for that compassion and the grace and mercy of the Father, no one would be saved; all would be condemned.
Jesus continued to have compassion on the multitudes, even though He knew it would be a multitude which would later shout “Crucify him!”
“And they cried out again, Crucify him.”
Every human being deserves hellfire. There is none good.
“They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
Though all deserve eternal death, God has chosen a few on which to shed His grace and mercy. These few have not rejected His free gift of eternal life.
In fact, God delights in saving sinners from their intended eternal doom. To that end, He sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for them.
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;”
—1 Timothy 1:15
Are you one of the multitude?
Jesus still has compassion on the multitudes.
It’s not too late to change one’s course.
But time is running out.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. It is how one is translated from the kingdom of darkness and death into the kingdom of heaven.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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