In Galatians 5:22 we learn that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
The quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. The kindness is also shown in the words and deeds of Jesus the Messiah.
I desperately need more kindness and compassion in my life. I need to judge less and love more. That is the way of Jesus. That is what Jesus calls me to do. I know I want others to be kind to me. I need to be kind and compassionate no matter what.
Kindness is the quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. The kindness is also shown in the words and deeds of Jesus the Messiah.
The kindness of God To all
The benefits of God’s goodness is experienced by everyone. The rain, for example, fall on the good and evil people. God loves the whole world. Every human and every creature. It all belongs to God and He does not discriminate in any way at all. The loving kindness, justice and right standing with God is available to all. God delights in this kindness. It pleases Him to no end.
- Acts 14:17 (NASB) — “And yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”
- Jeremiah 9:24 (NASB) — “But let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Master who exercises loving kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Master.
Jesus challenges me to be loving and kind to everyone. That is the way of Jesus and that should be my way as well.
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” | Luke 6:35 (NASB)