Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness

by Jerry Wierwille on February 9, 2020
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Notes:

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Kindness - “the quality of being generous, helpful, and considerate toward other people”

Kindness is not a typical attribute that our world values. Our world looks at the external, not the internal.

Proverbs 31:30, “Charm is deceptive and beauty is but a vapor, but a woman who fears Yahweh-she will be praised.”

Isaiah 40:30, "Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted.”

It is not what you have on the outside that matters; what matters is what is on the inside-in your heart. That is what makes you who you are.

Proverbs 4:23, “More than anything else you protect, guard your heart, because from it flow the issues of life.”

Romans 2:4, “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God is intended to lead you to repentance?”

Illustration: 2 Samuel 9:1-13

Showing kindness means showing grace, being generous, thinking of the good of the other, helping, and being considerate.

The lie from the Enemy: kindness is viewed as weakness.

Nice guys finish last??? Not in the kingdom! Kindness will always win the day.



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