In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)
Simply put, life gets busy for us all! Sometimes, we may find ourselves a little too wrapped up in our own life – what our problems are and what all we need to get done. This can be detrimental to others because we unknowingly tune them out, making us unaware to what someone else may be in need of.
Devotion: Kindness and Generosity
When we are show genuine care for others, we are demonstrating kindness. An attitude of kindness and generosity takes the focus off of own selves and instead, shifs the focus to looking at others. God can use use in a mighty way in the lives of other people!
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)
God often uses us in the simplest, most unexpected ways in the life of someone else. Our job is to show kindness and generosity to every person we come into contact with each day, even the familiar faces. Putting someone else’s needs before our own is essentially the biblical way to be kind. This is easy to do when we make it a point to completely trust God to take care of our needs. Remember to show kindness to everyone you encounter today!
Additional Verses to Further Study Kindness and Generosity
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17)
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
“Lord, You have been kind and generous to me. I want to show the same kindness to others. Make me more aware of ways to bless others around me.”
Wishing you all a great week!