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A Daily Devotion for Friday, July 15



Romans 12:15


Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.


These words teach me something beyond empathy. It is not enough to hear and intellectually understand someone. Being compassionate seems to imply getting on board with someone else’s experience. This is how we can know what God would have us do in service to them. Of course, we need to keep ourselves in a position to be helpful, and not lose ourselves in our compassion. (Boundaries are essential!) But I do believe Paul is telling me here it is okay to let down the boundaries at times, because this is how we truly understand.


Father God, fill me with compassion today and every day. Help me to understand and to love. Amen



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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jul 15, 2022

Romans 12:15 True compassion is shown when we not only feel sadness for those who are mourning, but we feel joy with others as well. But often someone’s joy brings feelings of jealousy and sadness. I know some people that I am careful not to boast about my life, because I know it makes them sad when they compare it to their own. I guess this is compassion on my part to understand their sadness. Prayer: gracious God please bring healing to those who suffer from depression. Covid has left a lasting wounds on so many people we love. Amen

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jul 15, 2022

Friday , July 15th, 2022

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.


This world is full of both joy and sorrow Paul is telling us that we are called to celebrate with others when they are celebrating and to mourn with others when they are mourning. We are not alone. God has given us each other to live our lives for him until he returns. In the meantime time we should share each others burdens, others joys, and love each others hurts. we are not meant to be a lonely Christian. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted! God will never abandon us during our times of grief. Placing our trust in…


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Barbara
Barbara
Jul 15, 2022

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.


This verse tells me that I should always demonstrate Christlike behavior in all that I do. Always being compassionate, respectful of all, demonstrating hope, joy and patience in my daily life. If I have a good relationship with Jesus, it will be seen in the way I lead my personal life.


Dearest Lord, continue to increase my knowledge of you and show compassion and love to all I meet. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Tom
Tom
Jul 15, 2022

Romans 12:15 The biggest part of deep, meaningful relationships with others is probably simply being there with and for them whatever the circumstances. Rejoicing with them in times of happiness may come very easily, but a more difficult test comes at times of mourning. Compassion is not found in trying to “cheer them up,” offering scriptural nostrums or attempting to “fix the problem.” Being a loving presence, weeping with them, listening in a nonjudgmental fashion to their sorrow, grief and anger are the marks of Christian kinship. I am not always up to this task, but I know the goal and strive for it.

Prayer - Sovereign God, You are the same in good times and bad - always present, always…


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