“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NLT

Our text above shows that kindness is a choice; a deliberate act and not necessarily a gift some are graced with. Sometimes, it’s easy to be kind. Other times, it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, as people could deliberately be hostile or present to you circumstances that being mean or rude would seem the most appropriate response, but not so!

We have a high calling as Children of God to be like our Father (Luke 6:35; Matt 5:48) and Scripture leaves us in no doubt about His desire and need for us to be kind (Eph 4:32; 1 Cor 14:3; Gal 5:22).

For the record, let us look at what kindness in our context means so that we’re on the same page 😀:

To be kind means

1. “of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person;

2. having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence;

3. indulgent, considerate, or helpful; humane (often followed by to );

4. mild; gentle; clement” Dictionary.com

To be benevolent means

1. “characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings;

2. desiring to help others; charitable;

3. intended for benefits rather than profit.’ Dictionary.com

Leave fragrances of kindness everywhere you go…😀

God bless you

© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord

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