Excerpted from Christ the Healer by F. F. Bosworth, © 1973 by R.V. Bosworth, Fleming H. Revell, pages 52-63.
“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.” (Ps. 145:8-9).
In the study of the Lord’s campassion, we have, to my mind, a complete revelation of the Lord’s willingness to heal. During His earthly ministry, He was everywhere moved with compassion, and healed all “them that had need of healing;” and it is “this same Jesus” who, after saying, “It is expedient for you that I go away,” is now seated at the right hand of God, “that He might be a merciful (compassionate) and faithful High Priest” for us.
In the Scriptures, “compassion” and “mercy” mean the same. The Hebrew noun, rachamin,
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