His Compassions Fail Not

His Compassions Fail Not by Kirk Hunt

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV

In recent months I have been concerned by the general lack of compassion I see from my Christian brothers and sisters. Consider God’s compassions toward us, His people. Should we not follow the example of our heavenly Father and Jesus?

The Book of Lamentations was written at or after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity of the nation of Judah. For their great sins and open rebellion, God could have cast away the Jewish nation for good.

Instead, He was faithful to His people. His mercy spared their lives. His grace arranged their eventual restoration. Not for the last time, God proved both His strength and His character to His people.

The capacity for mercy exists only where there is a reservoir of strength. Only a man or woman of strong character can commit an act of grace. When you see displays of mercy and grace, know that the powerful and honorable are nearby.

Are you an adopted son or daughter of Father-God? Then you should have a measure of His strength and your character should be a growing reflection of Him. What acts of mercy or grace prove your heavenly pedigree?

Judah had death and destruction coming, but a loving God gave them mercy and grace instead. Look around you. Do you have enough of His strength to give them mercy? Is your character Christ-like enough to extend His grace?

Think: His compassions fail not. Do mine?

Pray: “Lord, help me to show Your compassions to those around me.”


Copyright © January 2019, Kirk Hunt

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Fresh Mercy, New Faithfulness


Fresh Mercy, New Faithfulness” By Kirk Hunt


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV


Good morning. Welcome to a new year. Also, welcome to a fresh edition of God’s mercy.


Perhaps last year was not your best. Even if you feel convicted, you are not condemned. Take a generous portion of His mercy and begin again.


You may have done well last year. Praise God for your faithfulness. Still, you cannot rest on past accomplishments. Move, in His mercy, to your next assignment and task.


His compassion for His people never runs out. He understands our weak spots. Our quirks are not a surprise to Him. He only asks that we faithfully share His compassion and mercy with others.


This New Year is an occasion to begin again, or correct course. Faithfully, God has given us a fresh opportunity to work in His Kingdom. Use this choice benefit to its fullest.


Learn, of course, from past errors but otherwise put all your effort into future work. God has preserved and protected you. Not just for your sake, but for those you will bless and benefit.


The dawn signals a new day. The New Year is more than the passage of time. It is an opportunity to be blessed and bless others.


Think:                New mercy and fresh compassion allow God’s people to work and bless others.


Pray:                   “Lord, help me to share Your mercy and compassion with others.”



Copyright © January 2016, Kirk Hunt

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Stop And Help


Stop And Help by Kirk Hunt


And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.

1 Samuel 30:13 KJV


Sick and starving, the Egyptian lay where his master abandoned him.  Despite their hot pursuit, David and his men did not close their eyes to his plight.  They stopped to help a sick man.


Gratitude can sometimes be purchased.  A decent meal, a warm blanket and perhaps a little herbal medicine were easy enough to give.  Such little things bought the gratefulness, trust and perhaps loyalty of the young man.  For a promise, he led David to his former master.


The Egyptian pointed.  The Hebrews attacked.  The Amalekites fell.  They recovered all.


Did David know the young man could help him find the captured families (verses 3-4)?  Probably not.  Compassion and mercy flow from the heart.  The giver is usually surprised at the benefits.


Opportunities to minister and serve may come at strange times or inconvenient places.  Most often when we think we have little or nothing to give.  God will always provide what you need to fulfill His Will.  Put your confidence in Him.


You may be pressed and strapped with your own needs and issues.  Do not let your own concerns lead you past an opportunity to stop and help.  The lives you save may include own.



Think: Mercy and compassion can have surprising benefits.


Pray: “Lord, give me opportunities to stop and help.”



Copyright © May 2012, Kirk Hunt