Matthew 20 Bible Study: Compassion

Jesus Tells the Parable of the Vineyard Workers“Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’ “So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:15-16‬

Jesus is Lord of ALL lord’s and King of all kings! It’s ALL about His finished work on the cross and not about us. Because of His grace, we may have eternal life. It’s not about what we do but what we believe about Him. Thank You Jesus for Your precious blood!

Jesus Predicts His Death for the 3rd Time“As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:17-19‬

Jesus had to die so that we can be redeemed from the bondage of sin and death. It was God’s will to sacrifice Him. God loves us so much that He sacrificed His only begotten Son so that He can adopt us as children and have a bigger family! It’s heartbreaking yet beautiful at the same time when I think about my Savior’s blood being shed for me. I’m encouraged because I know that my Savior lives! He’s not dead. He’s risen and He’s my KING!

Jesus Teaches About Serving Others 

“But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:25-28‬

Jesus is our greatest example. He’s not like the leaders of this world. He didn’t boast about His authority and treat others poorly. He came to serve and therefore, showed forth true leadership. We too, have been given authority from God to use in this earth to lead people as we serve Him and others. As Jesus is, so are we in this world!

I hear God speaking about ‘Compassion!’ Check out my revelation…

Jesus healed two blind beggars because He had compassion on them. Others were angry about the guys begging Jesus for help but He healed them because they saw who He was spiritually even though they were physically blind (faith). Whereas, the physically whole people didn’t recognize Jesus for who He was spiritually. (Matthew 20:29-33)Now watch this! When Jesus was hanging on the cross about to die for the sins of the whole world, He asked our Heavenly Father to forgive them (sinners) for they didn’t know what they were doing (Luke 23:32-34). Talk about compassion!

God said that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. We fight against spiritual powers (Ephesians 6:10-18). It’s not people, it’s spirits that are raging war against Jesus and His followers (Body of Christ). Therefore, born-again believers filled with the Holy Spirit are more than able to show compassion to this world because we’re no longer spiritually blinded (if we are being led by the Holy Spirit). We know that the battle isn’t ours. It’s the Lord’s. We are to stand firm in His Word and act in love. Love wins! 

Don’t be deceived. Saturate yourself in the Word of God. Meditate on His Word day and night. Pray always and be doers of the Word not just hearers only. This world needs Jesus! It’s not about you. Let’s stop be so easily offended and prideful. Instead, let us be like Jesus Christ. When Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross, He demonstrated compassion in the greatest way. He died for everyone. So we can be compassionate to others because He loves everyone. We’re all created in the image of God. He’s not a respecter of persons. Showing compassion is simple. But we must put our focus on the Lord and not ourselves in order to be successful at it. Jesus did whatever He saw God doing and said only what He heard God saying (John 5:19/John 12:49-50). As Jesus is, so are we in this world. We have the same power! Glory be to God forever and ever. Amen

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