Do we want the quality of compassion and generosity in our lives? We need to learn how God loves the weak and poor. It is demanded of us as a slaves of Jesus. We see the kindness that is shown in the words and deeds of Jesus the Messiah. Do we want the same?
For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended loving-kindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
Ezra 9:9 (NASB)
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. Kindness is also shown in the words and deeds of Jesus the Messiah.
God shows it to his people. We have some great news! Jesus shows kindness to his people and the world as a whole. That means me. That means you. God’s kindness is abundant and complete. We don’t need anything else.
I shall make mention of the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His compassion and according to the abundance of His loving kindnesses.
Our enemies cannot do anything to affect God’s kindness. Now that is amazing.
God’s kindness never ends. Like the energizer bunny, it just keeps going and going.
- Isaiah 54:8 — “In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting loving-kindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the Master your Redeemer.
- Hosea 11:4 — I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, and I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; and I bent down and fed them.