For the month of April, God pointed me towards the word, “Kindness.” We all seem to have our own definition of what being kind means. That is what brought me to this post – Kindness.
I first started looking on Pinterest for some ideas and I came across some pins relating to kindness. I found a few on Scripture writing for a month on the topic of Kindness, with 30 days of Scripture. I decided to make it my task for the month to write out some Scriptures about kindness. But within a couple of days, I became disappointed. Why? Because so many of the verses used did not relate to kindness. It was mainly general words, but most had nothing to do with the topic.
So I decided to start looking up verses for myself and came up with a whole different path relating to kindness. I will share a few with you today – just to give you an idea of what God showed me:
God’s Kindness – The King asked, “Is there anyone still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s Kindness?” Ziba answered the King, “There is still a son of Jonathan, he is lame in both feet?” – 2 Samuel 9:3
Have you ever known a “godly kindness?” That really sat my heart to thinking. My first thought was how do I start a spark to send out flames of kindness?
Sometimes we judge others by what we think is kindness. If it is not done the way you want – then the others are not being kind. I encourage you to think about this thought – godly kindness.
Forgotten Kindness – “Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the Lord’s miraculous deeds. They soon forgot his many acts of kindness to them. Instead, they rebelled against Him at the Red Sea. – Psalm 106:7
Sometimes we easily forget a kindness shown to us and go on a rant to complain about that person. Can you think of a time you forgot one’s kindness?
Refused Kindness – “For he refused all kindness to others, he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.” – Psalm 109:16
Have you ever refused kindness to another? Like “He has been so mean, I will not be kind to him!”
You see, there are so many lessons about kindness in God’s Word and sometimes these are the scriptures we need to read and hear – we learn so much more from a good example or a good lesson.
Just a few days ago, I was in my quiet alone time with the Lord, asking him about kindness. Kindness is not about being trampled over, but it is using wisdom and knowledge of God in how to be kind to one another. I hope in the coming weeks to show you what I am talking about – where I am going with this – for you see, God sent me to the Book of Proverbs for answers. This book is full of wisdom and knowledge and love – and it is seen in ways that may not always seem kind – but there are lessons there for the purpose of learning how to be kind as well as many other needs.
So that said, I am starting a journey of writing out the Book of Proverbs in the coming months – it will be a slow journey, because there is much meat within each word spoken. And I feel that as an individual, as a member of a family, as a member of a community, as a member of God’s Kingdom and as a person within the world today, this is exactly the path we need to be on – refreshing ourselves in God’s Wisdom and God’s Knowledge. So I pray that you will come along with me in the coming months ahead.
Heavenly Father, I just love my time alone with You. I felt so defeated at the beginning of April, but now I am feeling power coming in wisdom and knowledge in a refreshment from Your Word. Thank you, Lord for pointing me in this direction. I love you, Lord. I ask this in Christ Jesus’ name, amen.