Daily Reflections

Christ-Centered Kindness

August 14, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. —Romans 2:4

The Greek word translated “kind” in Titus 2:5—agathos—is rendered as “good” almost every other time it appears in the New Testament. Sometimes it’s used as an adjective, as in “good works” or “good deeds.”

Such kindness can be costly—to our time, plans, comfort, and privacy. But when we exercise it in Jesus’ name, kindness can provide us with some of our best opportunities to do what we’ve been put on this earth to do—to bring glory to God and make known the gospel of Christ.

Our kindness may be the window through which those around us are enabled to see His beauty. Because kind women—younger and older together—paint an exquisite picture of the gospel. Our lives put on display “the riches of [God’s] kindness”—the kindness that “is intended to lead [us] to repentance” (Rom. 2:4). The kindness that can bring about true transformation in those who experience it through us.

The kindness that adorns both us and the gospel we proclaim.

Make it Personal

Have you known anyone who displayed true kindness in both heart and action? How did that draw you to Christ?