ON kindness

Colossians 3:12-14-  Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity.

Kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit and hallmarks of a Christian according to Paul.

Galatians 5:22- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self control. 

The Lord desires this of us because it is one of the ways our character is a reflection of Christ.

Ephesians 2:7 says God’s kindness is epressed in His grace.  His kindness comes clothed in humility.  This is the kind of love that breaks down barriers and penetrates broken hearts.  It volunteers  to carry what crushes another’s spirit.  Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Kindness is also evidence of our faith in action.  James 2:26- As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.  Keep in mind that there is no limit or boundaries to the ways one can show kindness.  And because it is love in action, it is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.

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