Daily Reflections

Our Response to Kindness

July 29, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? —Romans 2:4

The book of Romans tells us that the kindness of God leads us to repentance. We were once God’s enemies, but He sent His Son to die for our sins, pouring out His mercy on us and meeting our needs when we were rebels against Him. We wonder how God could be so kind to us when we don’t deserve His mercy.

God’s kindness should move us not only to repent of our sins but in turn to show kindness to others, giving to them in useful service.

I think one of the places that kindness is perhaps most important (but also most neglected) is inside the four walls of our own homes. Why are we more kind to guests and strangers than we are to those that we live with? Why do we take for granted those that we know the best?

Doing kind acts is so important and is one of the things that has always marked holy women of God.

Make it Personal

Would the people with whom you live and work consider you a kind person? Why or why not?