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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

K is For...

After yesterday’s discussion on judgment, you may be happy to see that today’s topic is K is for Kindness. We always like the latter better than the former – it is good news!

Some verses on God’s kindness, from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible:
Our Lord, you bless those who live right, and you shield them with your kindness. (Psalm 5:12)
We praise you, Lord God! You treat us with kindness day after day, and you rescue us. (Psalm 68:19)
The Lord’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. (Lamentations 3:22)
The Law came, so that the full power of sin could be seen. Yet where sin was powerful, God’s kindness was even more powerful. (Romans 5:20)
On the necessity to be kind to others:
God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Don’t be hateful and insult people just because they are hateful and insult you. Instead, treat everyone with kindness. You are God’s chosen ones, and he will bless you. (1 Peter 3:9)
Perhaps the most famous of scriptures on the subject:
Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5a)
Today’s prayer: Thank You, God, for your great kindness to me. You have been gracious and merciful to me and Your peace reigns in my heart. Let Your kindness overflow from me into the lives of those with whom I interact.

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4 comments:

  1. And then the Apostle Paul tells us that if we are kind to those who do us wrong it will be like heaping coals of fire upon their heads. Not exactly a "good" reason to be kind, but if our kindness helps them to see their sinfulness and need for our Savior, then we will have done them the greatest kindness.
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  2. Hello Susan, the world can use more kindness. Because of the anonymity of using the Internet, I see so many cruel words about people, places and things online.

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    1. That is true, Cynthia. Technology has made it much easier to bully and belittle. Here's to making the world a kinder place!

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