“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.” Romans 2:4
Thy loving kindness is better than life,
Thy loving kindness is better than life.
My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless thee.
I will lift up my hands unto Thy name.
Hymn by John P. Kee based upon Psalm 63:3
This is what our Gracious Heavenly Father wants us to share with the world–His loving kindness. How can you and I build relationships and share Christ with others? One of the most biblical ways to build relationships with people is to offer a cup of kindness through daily acts of courtesy and manners. Using the word KIND as an acrostic, here are four points to remember daily:
Kindness brings glory to our King – Matthew 25:31-40
Inviting others to know Christ is the greatest kindness – Hebrews 13:2
Needs are met through kindness – Proverbs 31:20
Do unto others, the Golden Rule, is kindness in action – Matthew 7:12
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Jesus spoke what is commonly known as the Golden Rule.
“Rules for Kingdom Living” begin deep within the heart,
Developing a gracious spirit makes you successful and smart.
Use polite words such as Please and Thank You – you are able!
Add simple acts of kindness and you’ll earn the good manners label.
The Golden Rule is basic indeed, a great precept to obey.
Jesus first, others next, yourself last–this is what you’re to relay.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
by Laura Leathers
Quoted in Another Country (a book about aging) by Mary Pipher: “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people. Now I admire kind people.” –Abraham Heschel
About Laura Leathers
Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.
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