Sometimes, we tend to be so focused on ourselves and our plans, that we lose sight of the opportunities that God places on our path for showing kindness to someone.
Kindness is the very attribute of God and as His children, we must strive to reflect the same. God is extremely kind to mankind; if not, the human race would have been utterly destroyed very long ago. We are adopted into God’s family because of God’s mercies and kindness, not because of our good works.
We must exhibit the fruits of the Spirit such as kindness and mercy to both God’s children and the people of the world, that they may see Christ in us.
The Bible says that God is kind even to the unthankful and evil people. God gives rain and sunshine to everyone, including the unsaved.
Luke 6:35 - But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.
Acts of kindness not only refreshes the beneficiary, but also the benefactor. Have you seen people who love to yell at the underprivileged and poor for no reason? They are not only hurting others but also their own soul. As Christians, we must produce the fruits of the Spirit, which includes kindness and gentleness.
Little acts of kindness can help us throw Christ's light into the dark world.
Do we deserve God’s forgiveness? No. Did we pay for our sins? No.
Did Jesus deserve to take our burdens and die on the cross? No.
Because God has forgiven the unforgivable you, you can now forgive those who have sinned against you.
The Bible talks about keeping the words of your mouth in check. It is wise to think before speaking, express our opinions and ideas politely, and respect the people created in God's image. Your words as a Christian should be kind.
We cannot preach the Gospel to our co-workers on Monday and speak harsh words to them on Tuesday for trivial matters. We must live the Gospel.
Jesus said that helping the poor in His name is equivalent to serving and lending God.
We may or may not receive rewards for our good works here on earth, but we will surely be rewarded in Heaven.
God is just and His Words never fail.
The people of the world are often selfish. They generally don’t care about helping others and even if they do, they think that they can nullify their sins through such service or they expect that their so-called gods would give them more money if they help the poor and needy. But, we who are called to be partakers of the Heavenly banquet must produce the Fruits of the Spirit such as kindness and goodness to make our Father in Heaven smile.This Post: Kindness and Goodness - Fruits of the Spirit