Matthew 15:32 – The Lord Has Compassion

Matthew 15:32
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

-Why did Jesus feed this group of people?  Was it because He had to?  No, God is never obligated to serve mankind.  Was it because they were hungry?  No, that’s the reason why they needed food, but again, being hungry doesn’t obligate the Lord to act.  The reason why Jesus fed the people is the same reason why God does everything that He does for man and it’s so simple that most people miss it- because He had compassion on them.  When the Lord looks on the poor human race, “he remembereth that we are dust” (Psalm 103:14), and He has compassion on us.  So much so that He doesn’t just say, “I don’t want to send them away empty”, but rather He says, “I REFUSE to send them away empty.

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