The Lord is Good to

Psalm 145:8-14

“The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
and his compassion is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your faithful shall bless you.
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and tell of your power,
to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.
The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.”   NRSV

The Psalmist reminds us, “The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” It seems to me, our relationship with God should compel us to do the same. Inclusive compassion is what separates the followers of Jesus from everyone else. It was inclusive compassion that allowed Christianity to spread like wildfire in the early days of the church. Inclusive compassion never goes out of style or loses its power to turn the heads and hearts of others toward Jesus. But, it takes inclusively compassionate people to carry the flame, the flame that starts those spiritual wildfires burning.

Today is always a good time to be an inclusively compassionate blessing to someone!

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