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Christ's Affection And Compassion For You

"Therefore if you have any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, then make my joy complete by being of one mind, having the same love, being united in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Philippians 2:1-4
Paul, The Apostle of Grace 


Paul, seeking to bring unity to the family of grace in Philippi so they could shine the light of God’s grace into the city of Philippi, encouraged the believers to give the same comforting love to one another that Jesus had given to them.

Paul describes the love of Jesus for them as one of affection and compassion. He was writing to remind them of this love.

The affectionate love of Jesus for them was a tender love, filled with emotion toward them from deep within his heart.

It is the love of a parent to a child. It is the of love a parent that desires to hold a child close in the parent’s arms because the parent holds the child close in his/her heart.

It is the affection of a Father eager to love a son who is lost, who excitedly runs to his son when he returns, and then embraces his son with a big bear hug of grace.

The compassionate love of Jesus was the concern he had for the Philippian people and his passion to care for them.

This is the love a shepherd has for his sheep. It is a love that longs to
provide and enjoys providing for the needs of the sheep of his pasture. It is a love that desires to protect his sheep from the wolves. It is a compassionate love that brings healing to the wounded and hope to the wandering.

This compassionate love of Jesus is seen in Jesus when he looked at the people with compassion in his heart, and said they were like sheep without a shepherd. They had been
harassed by the religious leaders of the day, having been left helpless to care for themselves and having been left hopeless in their condition.

It was a love that wanted to protect the people from the religious wolves, and bring healing and hope to their lives.

Paul’s heart was for the Philippian people to be reminded of the affectionate and compassionate
heart of Jesus toward them, and then for each of them to express this love to one another.

The affectionate and compassionate heart of Jesus continues today.

With tender affection, he holds you close to his heart and tightly in his arms. His feelings of love overflow from his heart to your heart. His feelings of love and his embrace of grace are unconditional, having nothing to do with your past or present behavior.

With heartfelt compassion, he is concerned for you and cares about your every need.

He is the Shepherd of your soul. He is the Good Shepherd.

He wants to protect you from the religious wolves who prey on your soul. He wants to heal you from the religious wolves who have wounded your soul.

He is the Shepherd who leaves the 99 to look for the one wandering sheep.

With love in his eyes, he is looking for you. He wants to bring you back to his pasture of grace, to nourish your soul as you feed upon on all he has done for in laying his life down for you.

He wants you to feed upon the new covenant of grace. He wants you to drink in the new covenant of grace.

Eat upon and drink in his love, forgiveness, and righteousness freely
provided for you in his pasture of grace.

Jesus loves you with affection and compassion. Receive it today, then give it away to one in need.

To read more of Brad's teaching on Philippians, click below.

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