Day Six ~ KINDNESS
Key Bible Verse-
Job 6:14 Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Thoughts to ponder-
Our scripture verse cautions us to remember what God has done for us. His great kindness to us was the gift of His Son for the reconciliation of our sins. This was given out of His deep love for us. Kindness then, is born out of the choice to love others in the same manner that God loves us. It should create in us a profound desire to put that love into action demonstrated by generosity and compassion.
It involves giving of ourselves and our resources to encourage, inspire and brighten the lives of others. It should give those around us a glimpse of God's own tenderness and mercy. Everyone that we meet is in some stage of overcoming difficulties in this life. We can make a difference by showing kindness. This kind of love in action almost always requires sacrifice on our part. We will give of our time, our energy, our possessions, our finances, but all of these things pale in comparison to the sacrifice that Christ made for us. His example should compel us to do what we can when we can.
When we live a life showing gentleness and compassion, we will often find this kindness returned to us. It doesn't have to be difficult or complicated, the concept is as simple as treating others like we want to be treated.
In what ways have you been shown kindness recently? Make a list of three ways that you can show kindness to others this week and make a point to follow through.
Prayer for today-
Thank you Lord for the great kindness and mercy you have shown us. I pray that you will show us new ways to practice kindness and that as we do, others will be drawn to you. ~AMEN
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