Feeling the Hurts of Others

By   •   February 12   •   Topics: ,

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This age in which we live could hardly be described as conducive to a sensitiveness of the needs of others. We have developed a veneer of sophistication and hardness. Abraham Lincoln once said, characteristically, “I am sorry for the man who can’t feel the whip when it is laid on the other man’s back.” Much of the world is calloused and indifferent toward mankind’s poverty and distress. This is due largely to the fact that for many people there has never been a rebirth. The love of God has never been shed abroad in their hearts. Many people speak of the social gospel as though it were separate and apart from the redemptive Gospel. The truth is: there is only one Gospel. We must be redeemed, we must be made right with God before we can become sensitive to the needs of others. Divine love, like a reflected sunbeam, shines down before it radiates out. Unless our hearts are conditioned by the Holy Spirit to receive and reflect the warmth of God’s compassion, we cannot love our fellowmen as we ought.

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Prayer for the day

Help me to feel another person's hurt and be concerned, Father, so that I may shed the light of Your love in an uncaring world.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Pray for my marriage and family.

  2. Shirley Crawford says:

    Prayers for my daughter

    1. Diane says:

      I will pray for your daughter. Dear Lord, you know this daughter. Father, you know her needs, pain, sins, health situation and her life situation. Father, touch her as only you can. In Jesus’ name we all pray. Amen and amen.

  3. Rosario Lewis says:

    Another place where we require the Holy Spirit to work in us. True love is when a friend lays down his life for you. That’s what Jesus did. He did so that we may live. So also we have to care for others and love others so. If we say we love God but hate our brother or sister we lie. Jesus said love others as I have loved you. The commandment summing up the prophets the OTHER and the O.T and the N.T is love. So if you can’t love who you see how can you love God who you cannot see. Love thru Your Holy Spirit help us to love others especially those who have hurt us or done us wrong. Glory to God. Amen