These 10 Bible Verses About Kindness will not only remind you that God wants us to be kind, but will also show you how Jesus is always kind towards us.
The 10 Best Bible Verses About Kindness
One of the most important lessons you can teach your children is that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Share with others. Take care of each other. Be generous. Practice empathy.
Of course, it’s a lot easier to be kind when you’re not stressed. It seems like it is easier to practice kindness when you’re wealthy, healthy, and your cup is full. But Jesus didn’t admonish us to be kind when we feel like it.
Nope. Jesus actually admonishes us to practice kindness all the time.
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Perhaps the most powerful time to respond to someone with kindness and generosity is when we least feel like it. Jesus did that. Even while hanging on the cross, he ministered to his mother and to the thief on the cross.
Jesus listened to a desperate mother plead for her daughter on a day when he was bone tired from teaching and his heart was heavy with the news that his friend had been killed because of him.
Jesus exemplified kindness partly through generosity of spirit. He was gracious, thoughtful and long-suffering. He saw people who were not seen by anybody else. Jesus gave of himself over and over and over again.
His kindness serves as an example for us and we are called to be like him. We are called to be kind.
The 10 Best Bible Verses About Kindness And How To Treat Others
1. I John 3:18
My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
2. Luke 6:27-30
“But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don’t withhold your coat also. Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.”
3. Ephesians 4:32
And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
4. Psalm 117:2
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord. (KJV)
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5. Hebrews 13:1-2
Let brotherly love continue. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
6. Isaiah 54:8
In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment;
but with everlasting loving kindness I will have mercy on you,” says Yahweh your Redeemer.
7. I John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
8. Joel 2:3
Tear your heart, and not your garments,
and turn to Yahweh, your God;
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness,
and relents from sending calamity.
9. Job 6:14
To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend;
even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
10. Isaiah 49:10
They shall not hunger nor thirst;
neither shall the heat nor sun strike them:
for he who has mercy on them will lead them.
He will guide them by springs of water.
Questions to ponder:
- What are some ways that you, some tangible ways that you can cultivate a generosity of spirit?
- What are some simple ways that you can show kindness to others?
- Once you’ve made your list, pick out two or three of those ideas and do them this week and see what happens.
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