Summer Book Club: Declaring Random Acts of Kindness Week

Welcome to week seven of the Summer Book Club! We hope you’ve been following along as we’ve worked through True Woman 201: Interior Design by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Mary Kassian. This week we looked at benevolence. If you’re scratching your head about what that big word means and how to do it, check out the video below.

Why Be Kind?

Benevolence simply means kindness. So why should you be kind when you’d rather be snarky? Why should you go out of your way to do something benevolent for others? Titus 3:4–5 has the answer: “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.” Where would we be without God’s kindness? Even when we didn’t deserve it, He was kind to us! We are going to celebrate that truth by having our very own Random Acts of Kindness Week. This week is officially on the calendar in February, but I want to bump it up a bit to show that we are benevolent (a.k.a kind) girls! So how can you go out of your way to be kind this week?

  • Can you bake a plate of cookies for someone who is sick? (Feel free to drop them off at my house! I feel a cough coming on. Ahem. Ahem.)
  • Can you do something nice for your parents or siblings without being asked?
  • Can you put Bibles in a public place?
  • Can you bury quarters at your local playground?
  • Can you call a mom you know and offer to babysit for free?

The possibilities are endless! Let’s show the world that we want to be kind to others because God has been so kind to us!

About the Author

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, the content manager for Revive Our Hearts, and a host of the Grounded videocast. You can hear her teach on The Deep Well with Erin Davis podcast.