What does the Bible say about... Kindness?


The kindness Jesus displayed was bold and courageous, not fearful or timid. 
There is a supernatural work God does in us as we walk with Him to cultivate kindness, which is different than "niceness."

Kindness comes from a transformed heart that has been touched by the love of God. It isn't conditional, it doesn't waiver on other people and how they treat us. It isn't natural; it must be cultivated IN us so that it can become a reservoir that flows OUT of us 

How would you define kindness?
What is something you can do today to display kindness in your own life? 

Here is what the Bible has to say about kindness:

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Psalm 11:17
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…

Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant…

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Joshua 2:12
Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that, as I have dealt kindly with you, you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a sure sign.

Zechariah 7:9
Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another."

- Carly Lynn // @car1ylynn

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