We’re continuing our series through the Fruit of the Spirit this week with the quality of kindness; like all the rest of the nine qualities, kindness is indispensable to our survival in today’s world.
There’s tremendous power in this quality. You might say kindness is the most powerful force in the world, and not only can it change our lives, it can also change the lives of all those around us.
Love is an absolutely binding command for those who call themselves Christians, and when you love people by showing them kindness you’re actually loving God. Jesus said that when we minister to anyone in need, then we’re ministering to Him.
“Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me” (Matthew 25:34-36 NKJV).
Jesus is saying that on Judgment Day every nation, hence all humanity, will be judged upon how they treated others in need.
In His parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus reveals that such kindness needs to be extended to everyone in need, even those we consider our enemies. This was also a command given by the Apostle Paul.
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do” (Colossians 3:12-13 NKJV).
The Greek word of kindness is “crestos, which is interesting since it’s one letter different than the Greek word “Cristos” which is the Greek word for Christ. In fact, back in the time of the early church people often confused the two, seeing the kindness displayed by the first church.
This is exactly what the church should be doing and what the church should be known for. Jesus said that this is what we’ll be judged upon. So the best definition I can give for kindness is… “Kindness is Love in Action.”
Mark Twain said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
We live in a society that’s completely absorbed in itself. But in the light of God’s kindness, He has shown us how we are to extend this kindness to others. So who could you be kind to this week? Is it someone at home, at work, in your neighborhood, in church, or could it be your worst enemy? God has given each of us all kinds of opportunities to demonstrate this love in action, just open up your heart and God will show you the way.
Maybe you’re having a difficult time showing kindness to others? And the reason may be because you haven’t experienced the kindness of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 NKJV).
This Sunday we’ll be looking at this quality of kindness in our 10 a.m. worship service.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship in Mesquite.
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