Heart of Compassion – S3-DE16

Lady V’s Devotional Episode   

Luke 19:1-10 (TLB) The Living Bible says; 

1-2 As Jesus was passing through Jericho, a man named Zacchaeus, one of the most influential Jews in the Roman tax-collecting business (and, of course, a very rich man), 3 tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowds. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed into a sycamore tree beside the road, to watch from there.

 5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name! “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick! Come down! For I am going to be a guest in your home today!” 6 Zacchaeus hurriedly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. 7 But the crowds were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled. 

8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “Sir, from now on I will give half my wealth to the poor, and if I find I have overcharged anyone on his taxes, I will penalize myself by giving him back four times as much!” 

9-10 Jesus told him, “This shows that salvation has come to this home today. This man was one of the lost sons of Abraham, and I, the Messiah, have come to search for and to save such souls as his.” 

Luke 19:1-10 TLB 

Children making a heart with their hands just above their heads. Photo represents a heart of compassion.

Devotional 

Are you lost? Do you feel invisible? Have you ever wondered if your life matters to God? Well—IT DOES! And like Zacchaeus, HE KNOWS YOUR NAME! Zacchaeus was trying to get a glimpse of Jesus, trying to get noticed. He didn’t realize Jesus had already noticed him. 

Although it may not seem like it, God notices you too. So much so, God knows the number of hairs on your head—which is proof that He’s paying attention. He has a compassionate love for you! 

The Lord sees you even when you feel invisible. And while Jesus knows everything about you; He still loves you with a heart of compassion. He knows your value! 

Jesus has a heart of compassion for every person that has ever been created. And although we get caught up in our mistakes thinking it defines us—it really doesn’t. 

In actuality, when you seek Jesus with a heart of repentance—He’s there to forgive by His grace. That’s what salvation is about. Jesus wants to save the lost souls and bring them to new life in Him. Jesus wants to transform lives! 

And even when you’ve already received salvation through Jesus—it doesn’t stop there. Every day is a process of Him saving us from ourselves. We’re all a work in progress. 

And when we recognize that God loves us, we will see His heart of compassion. He searches for the ones He loves to get us back on track and in His plan. 

Beloved, God loves you! Don’t ever think that you go unnoticed or that your life is not valuable. God knows who you are and His love for you never changes. He has a heart of compassion for you! 

Let’s Pray… 

Heavenly Father, 

We come to you in the Name of Jesus, to thank you for loving us so much that you sent your Son to save us. Father God, we thank you that your Word reminds us in Romans 8:38 that nothing can ever separate us from YOUR love. And that your love is revealed in Jesus our Lord.

We pray that every day you will remind us of this promise so that we will never forget, just how much you value us in YOUR heart. We thank you for every blessing and every favor in Christ released unto us. In Jesus’ name, we pray…Amen, Amen, Amen 

Have faith in Jesus! 

Grace and Peace to you all! And remember that JESUS IS LORD! 

Lady V 

{Prayer Scriptures: Romans 8:35-39} 

Bible Study Resources 

  • Holy Bible [NKJV, NLT, Amplified, TPT, MEV, ESV] 
  • Get the Bible App by YouVersion 
  • NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible 

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Intro & Outro Music by Joakim Karud   

Devotional Background Music by William Augusto 

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