“THEREFORE, AS GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE, HOLY AND DEARLY LOVED, CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS AND PATIENCE”.( NIV)
Yesterday after an awesome “Super Word Service”, I had an interactive session with all new members. A gentleman approached me afterwards and said “people are nice in this church”, then I heard a tiny little voice whisper in my ear,
“No, you are NOT nice, you are KIND”.
When people are nice to you, it means it only works to their own benefit, kindness is much more than just being nice. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. It is much more than just smiling, greeting and being polite. Kindness is “SUPERNATURAL”. It comes about when believers abide in Christ. “Kindness is an outgrowth of the genuineness of our faith”. “It is a supernaturally generous orientation of our hearts towards other people, regardless of their background, tribe, social status, economic status, political affiliation or academic credentials. It is lending a helping hand, and giving a shoulder to someone to weep, even if the person doesn’t deserve it, and doesn’t love you in return. It means loving our enemies and those who do not show love or show “superficial niceness to us”. Believers are called to be kind to people, because God is kind. Part of kindness is speaking the truth even if it hurts or hard.
“Let the righteous man strike me; that is a kindness: let him rebuke me; that is oil on my heard. My head will not refuse it, for my prayers will still be against the evil doers”.( Psalm 141:5 NIV)
Being kind is not weaknesses. Kindness is extremely powerful. Kindness can conquer the most wicked heart, and capture the most dangerous army. Kindness is a virtue that stands out in a world of greed, harshness and selfishness. It stands out in a crooked, perverse and acurse world. Kindness is an attractive quality; evident not only in our faces, but most especially in our words and actions. It is an attribute that must characterise every believer, because it is a reflection of Christ in us.
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you”. (Ephesians 4:32)
Believers must do things for people not because of who they are or what they can do in return, but because of who you are in Christ Jesus.
To be cont.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.