Proverbs 11:17, “Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.”
Consider these thoughts…
Oftentimes, it’s easy to save our “kindness” for our one-on-one meetings at Starbucks or for the welcoming committee at church.
However, your kindness is one of the most powerful ways to manifest Jesus.
Oftentimes, it does not seem worth it to be kind to the person who cut you off on the road or the cashier at the gas station. In a way, these random encounters may seem irrelevant to you, and in those moments, kindness feels like a waste of time.
However, today’s proverb implies that the ultimate audience to your kindness is God, for He is the one that blesses you for your kindness. Every moment of kindness that you give onto others, whether they deserve it or not, are seeds of blessings sown for yourself! So, sow generously, for the Lord is faithful to those seeds.
Apply the truth! The following are optional things to do…
Challenge yourself to do at least 3 random acts of kindness onto others today.
Ask yourself what does kindness look like at home? At work? In public? At church?