mercy and compassionClosest related principles - Core Interrelations
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send them away fasting [hungry WU] to their own houses, they will faint by [on] the way: for divers [some] of them came from far. Mk 8:2-3 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
But when thou makest a feast [elaborate meal WU], call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just [righteous]. Lk 14:13-14
And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken [caught WU] in adultery; and when they had set her in the[ir WU] midst, they say unto him, Master [Teacher], this woman was taken [caught WU] in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such [women WU] should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting [to trap WU] him, that they might have [reason WU] to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him [be the WU] first [to WU] cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out [away WU] one by one, beginning at [with WU] the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst [where she was]. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Jh 8:2-11 We are all sinners, we do harm. We need to leave our sin.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Lk 6:36
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? Mat 18:33 The king speaking to his servant, in a story analogous to God and us.
Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of [a tenth of your WU] mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at [out] a gnat, and swallow a camel. Mat 23:23-24
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have [desire] mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. Mat 12:1-14 Legalism and extremism work against mercy and compassion.
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