Deep feelings for others and sympathy for their needs, leading to appropriate action on their behalf. Spiritual sensitivity is the ability to perceive and respond to the call of God or the spiritual demands of the moment. Oversensitivity and lack of sensitivity are extremes to be avoided.
God’s sensitivity to his people
Sensitivity shown by Jesus Christ
Sensitivity to others
Insensitivity to others
Examples of insensitivity to others Dt 28:53-57 As a result of God’s judgment, the most sensitive person will become insensitive even to the needs of family; 1Sa 1:13-14 Eli’s insensitivity to Hannah; Job 16:2 the insensitivity of Job’s “comforters”; Jnh 4:9-11 Jonah’s insensitivity to the people of Nineveh; Mt 19:13 pp Mk 10:13 pp Lk 18:15 the disciples’insensitivity towards children brought to Jesus Christ; 1Co 11:20-21 insensitivity to the needs of others; Jas 2:2-4 insensitivity towards poorer visitors to church
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