Are you a kind person? Do you often go out of your way to spread kindness towards others? Do you know how to be kind? Are you reflecting Christ in your kindness? Do you need a quick list of Bible verses on being kind?
Kindness is a great act that one can express to other people. You can show kindness by being generous to the people who are in need.
You can be kind towards your neighbor by helping them with lawn work or making them some cookies. You can show kindness towards your coworkers by sharing a quick smile or holding the elevator door for them.
You can express kindness by being considerate of the people around you, like praying for an elderly person, letting a family go ahead of you in the line or lending a helping hand to someone who just dropped their groceries.
Kindness is contagious and can easily brighten up the day of anyone who receives it. That’s why kindness is considered one of the most important traits that one person should have according to this study by Andrew Thomas from Swansea University.
But, despite the good and “happy feelings” that come from being kind, this simple or sometimes big act is tough to do. There are instances wherein you find it hard to be kind because you woke up at the wrong side of the bed or you burnt your toast which resulted in a bad mood for the entire day.
Maybe, you got caught in traffic which made it hard for you to share a smile to the young kid who waved at you. Your budget got ruined by a blown-out tire which escalated to you being mad at your wife and not helping her with the house chores.
Or worse, as we’re facing a pandemic and fighting an invisible enemy that may put our lives in danger, it’s why instead of sharing a pack of toilet paper with another person, we keep it and hoard other essentials that other people might need.
Truthfully, we’re in a sad and scary situation right now that’s why I, you, and everyone else for that matter may find it hard to be kind. That’s why now more than ever, we should follow the faithful instructions of Jesus Christ and show His eternal kindness through our actions as Christians.
Don’t worry, you’re not being judged and I totally get it, but believe it or not, a kind heart may contribute to fixing this situation that the world is facing right now. Kindness may not save us, but it can be the perfect solution to lighten the load that we are all carrying right now.
It is written in Ephesians that we have to imitate Jesus Christ. We can achieve that by being kind towards others as a reflection of the kindness that our Savior showed us.
During this time when we’re being challenged physically, emotionally, and even spiritually, what we need is the calming feeling of having God within us.
But the question is, how we can be kind when we’re in this tight situation? How can you be kind when you’re fearing for your family’s safety? How can you be kind when your neighbor is not kind to you? How can you be kind when you feel that it will make you vulnerable even more?
The answers to those questions are not hard to find because God Himself gave them to us already. We have many scriptures to help us express His steadfast love through kindness during this time.
Here are my 10 favorite Bible verses on being kind that I’m praying will encourage you to share kindness to someone today:
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.Ephesians 4:32, NASB
Fear not; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore you all the land of Saul you father; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.2 Samuel 9:7, AKJV
In overflowing wrath I hid my face for a moment but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy redeemer.Isaiah 54:8, ERV
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, for still my prayer is against the wicked deeds.Psalms 141:5, NASB
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing return and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.Luke 6:35, NKJV
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.Colossians 3:12, NIV
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.Proverbs 3:3, NASB
But show me unfailing kindness like the Lord’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed.1 Samuel 20:14, NIV
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?Micah 6:8, ESV
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.Hebrews 6:10, NIV
Be kindly affectionate to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;Romans 12:10, NKJV
These Bible verses on being kind are just a few of the many verses that will help you share God’s extraordinary kindness to everyone. I’m hoping that these verses are enough to encourage your Godly character to continue being kind towards others in order to represent Christ to other people during this time of sickness. Through prayers, faith in God, and kindness, we will definitely overcome this challenging time that we’re all experiencing.
Need help? Here are 10 ways to show kindness towards someone today:
- Sometimes, it’s the little things, open the door for someone.
- Giving someone a kind word or compliment can have a major impact on their day.
- If possible, be a cheerful giver and donate to a charity that is suffering through this time.
- People are under a lot of mental stress right now. Be a nice person and just listen.
- Go the extra mile and make more time to have video calls with your extended family. Let them see your smiling face!
- Parenting, schooling, and working may be difficult now, take the time to give extra hugs to your kids.
- Mail your friends and family an encouraging card to serve as a little reminder from your family that you love and appreciate them.
- Pick up your phone and text your friend a photo of your two that brings up good memories.
- Show true generosity by secretly buying the meal for the person behind you at a fast-food establishment. Side note: This has happened to me twice, and it completely made my day!
- Be patient.
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