If you have real love, you can't face a needy situation without doing something about it! You can't just pass by the poor man on the road to Jericho! You must take action like the Good Samaritan did! (Lk.10:30-37) It's not enough to say, "Oh, I'm so sorry, how sad!" compassion must be put into action! There was a time when Jesus was very tired and He tried to escape the multitude and retire from the scene for a little rest, but the people practically besieged Him. And when He looked on them He just couldn't rest, for the Bible says, "He was moved with compassion for the multitude, and so He healed all that came unto Him." (Mat.14:13,14; Mk.6:31-34)
You can't say that you believe in something if you don't do it, if you don't practice it! We should apply love as God intended for it to be applied: "With all thy heart, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." (Mat.22:37)--Which means to really care and truly be concerned--not to say "I love you" and then walk off and forget it; not saying "be thou warmed and fed, when you have it beside thee." (Jam.2:16)--Love without physical application is like "faith without works, which is dead"! (Jam.2:26; 1Jn.3:18)--So show love and compassion by putting kind deeds to your kind words.
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