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Compassion on the Job

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September 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Compassion on the Job

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September 14, 2020 8:00 pm

My friend Ellen calculates payroll for an accounting firm. This may sound like a straightforward job, but there are times when employers submit their information later than requested. Ellen often makes up for this by working long hours so employees can receive their money without delay. She does this out of consideration for the families that depend on those funds to buy groceries, purchase medicine, and pay for housing.

Ellen’s compassionate approach to her job points me to Jesus. On earth, He sometimes ministered to people when it was inconvenient for Him. For instance, Jesus wanted some alone time after He heard that John the Baptist had been killed, so He boarded a boat in search of an isolated place (Matthew 14:13). Perhaps He needed to grieve for His relative and pray through His sorrow.

There was just one problem. Crowds of people tagged along behind Him. This group had various physical needs. It would have been much easier to send the people away, but “When Jesus landed and saw [them], he had compassion on them and healed their sick” (v. 14).

Although it was part of Jesus’s calling to teach people and cure their diseases as He ministered on earth, His empathy affected the way in which He carried out His responsibilities. May God help us to recognize His compassion in our lives and give us the strength to pass it on to others.

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Welcome to today's encouragement for my daily bread. Today's reading titled compassion on the job was written by Jennifer Benson show. My friend Ellen calculates payroll for an accounting firm may sound like a straightforward job, but there are times when employers submit their information later than requested. Ellen often makes up for this by working long hours so employees can receive their money without delay. She does this out of consideration for the families that depend on those funds to buy groceries purchase medicine and pay for housing. Ellen's compassionate approach to her job points me to Jesus on earth. He sometimes ministered to people when it was inconvenient for him. For instance in Matthew chapter 14 Christ wanted some alone time after he heard that John the Baptist had been killed so he boarded a boat in search of an isolated place. Perhaps he needed to grieve for his relative and pray through his sorrow. There was just one problem. Crowds of people tagged along behind him. This group had various physical needs, it would have been much easier to send the people away that verse 14 says when Jesus landed and saw them, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Although it was part of Jesus is calling to teach people and cure their diseases as he ministered on earth is empathy affected the way in which he carried out his responsibilities make God help us to recognize his compassion in our lives and give us the strength to pass it on to others. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Matthew chapter 14 verses one through 14. At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus and he said his attendance. This is John the Baptist. He is risen from the dead.

That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.

Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife for John had been saying to him, it is not lawful for you to have her Herod wanted to kill John that he was afraid of the people because they considered John a prophet on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests.

And please Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Prompted by her mother.

She said give me here on a platter.

The head of John the Baptist, the king was distressed, but because of his oats and his dinner guests.

He ordered that her request be granted and had John beheaded in the prison. His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl who carried it to her mother. John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus when Jesus heard what had happened. He withdrew my boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the town when Jesus landed and saw a large crowd. He had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Let's pray dear Jesus, thank you for always needing our spiritual and physical needs. We pray that you would teach us to do the same for others.

Always putting their needs ahead of our own and doing what we can to care for them.

Help us to model your love to those around us and point them to you as the reason we care so much thank you, Lord. It's in your name we pray. Amen.

Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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