Kindness - Daily Devotional
Kindness is an important character trait that is really hard to find in people. Recently I did something for someone else that showed kindness and my 5 year old son saw it and said “I’m giving you a sticker for showing kindness” and he walked over to me and put a sticker on my shirt. What my son did kind of inspired me to do this episode. When we are kind to others we show the love of Christ. Giving to other who can’t do something for themselves is what it’s all about. Let’s talk about it today.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29
A kind person speaks well of others. If we are trying to develop that character in us we should remember not to speak anything that is negative or puts down others. Only speak what lifts others up and encourages.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! – Galatians 5:22-23
One of the fruits of the spirit is kindness. This tells me that if we want to develop in this character then we can pray and ask God to help us develop in that area and his Holy Spirit will help us. So if you are struggling with being kind pray and ask God to help you in this area.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, for giving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32
One way that you show kindness is by forgiving others when they have wronged you. One of the most important things in life is the relationships we have with others. We shouldn’t hold things against others because the relationship with that person will suffer. And the principle here is that we should remember that Christ forgave us for our sins. So we should freely and be ready to forgive others quickly.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself. – Proverbs 11:17
What you will find is that a kind person will always have people being kind back to them. It’s the law of reciprocity. A person reaping what they sow. So if you are kind to others you can expect other people to be kind to you.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. – Proverbs 19:17
I believe that giving to someone who has no way to give anything back to you is the ultimate form of kindness. We should strive to show kindness in this way since these people often need it the most. This verse gives a promise that God will repay you for showing kindness in this scenario.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:10
We should look for opportunities to show kindness to other people every day. Can you imaging if everyone around you lived like this. We should especially try to show kindness to the ones closest to us. Our family, church members and neighbors.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. – Philippians 2:3-5
If everyone lived with this mindset then everything around us would be better. This world is filled with selfish people who are just trying to impress others. Greed and getting more for themselves is their only focus. However this verse gives us some direction to be humble, thinking of other better then ourselves and to take an interest in other people and what they are doing more so than yourself. If we all did this we would get along better with everyone.