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Having a feeling about something does not amount to 'doing good'

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23 February 2024

Ruth 2:12
‘May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under Whose wings you have come to take refuge.’

do goodWe can have feelings about something and do nothing about it. We may feel compassion towards someone but that is not ‘doing good’. That compassion must move from a feeling to an action. The Bible tells us that Jesus was ‘moved with compassion’.

Mark 1:41 Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” He said. “Be healed!”

The Lord can use our emotions to move us, but we have to respond and do something.

Matthew 20:34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.
Matthew 18:27 Then the master of that slave had compassion, released him, and forgave him the loan.

We must move from feeling to doing. The example that is set for us is that when we find ourselves in the grip of a powerful emotion it should lead to some form of decisive action.
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