Happy Friday Saints.
Along with compassion, the other godly trait that Colossians 3:12 tells us to clothe ourselves with is “KINDNESS.”
Ephesians 4:32 says, “BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE TO ONE ANOTHER.” And we know from 1Corinthians 13:4 that “LOVE IS… KIND.”
According to the Vines Expository Dictionary, “kindness” in the Bible means “Kindness of heart. It signifies not merely goodness as a quality; rather it is goodness in action, goodness expressing itself in deeds… expressing itself… in grace and tenderness and compassion.”
Kindness begins with being gracious, tenderhearted, and compassionate, but the Greek word for kindness also means “useful.” So genuine kindness is an action that is useful to another. It serves, helps, and supports others.
The opposite of kindness is being unkind, mean, cruel, insensitive, uncaring, and unfriendly.
There is too much unkindness in the world. You don’t have to look very far to find people who don’t care about others and who treat others with contempt.
As God’s chosen people, we can be a light in the darkness. A kind word of encouragement, a kind gesture, a kind deed, a kind smile, a kind consideration of what someone else is going through, a kind act of support, a kind hug, a kind presence, a kind attitude and some kind help – can light up the darkness, and change the course of someone’s day and possibly their life.
Love is kind, and if you truly love God and His people – be kind to those around you. Let them see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Have a fabulous day. God bless and lots’a love,