LOVE IS KIND
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Are you practicing being Christ-like in your treatment of others? Being kind and loving is not always easy. It takes practice. Each day we should ask the Lord to help us to express His love and kindness toward others.
Just as patience will take anything from others, kindness will give anything to others, even to its enemies. Remember this, if you are not very kind, you are not very holy, because holiness and kindness cannot be separated.
A person who possesses a loving spirit renders gracious, helpful service to others.
A Christian who is kind is a friend, free from petty criticism. Kindness is an active goodwill toward others. It not only feels generous, it is generous. It not only desires others’ welfare, but works for it.
The first test of Christian kindness, as with all of the aspects of love, is in the home. The Christian husband who acts in Christlikeness is kind to his wife and children. Christian families are kind to each other. Kindness is more than having nice feelings for one another.
Christian kindness means that we do kind things for each other. Also, Jesus commands all Christians to love their enemies. He did not simply mean to feel kindly about them, but to be kind to them.
Again God is the supreme example.
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)
Written By John Denman
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