Good morning beautiful people. I believe we had a productive week. We’ve been on Patience for some time now and it was such a powerful sub series with testimonies abounding. Today we move on to another character virtue that is one of the most visible character traits every believer must daily develop; KINDNESS. I have tagged today’s post The Law Of Kindness because I realise that there are laws in the bible that operate the mystery of Kindness. As a matter of fact, the Word of God Himself refers to the Law of Kindness, Prov 31:26. What is Kindness? When I checked the dictionaries at my disposal I didn’t quite get a satisfactory definition to Kindness, so this is what I came up with. KINDNESS IS A CONSISTENT POSITIVE DISPOSITION TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, IN THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS. This for me is a simple but profound definition for kindness. This definition has 5 key words in it; Consistent, Positive, Thoughts, Words, and Actions. The law of kindness actually demands consistency. To be said to be Kind, one has to have passed the requirement of consistency. For new testament believers, we do not try or attempt to be Kind, it’s right inside our God given nature to be kind at ALL times. God doesn’t expect us to be kind only at times when it’s convenient, but also at times when it’s not convenient at all. Here’s what the bible says about being consistent in our kindness.
Gal 6:9(KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, IF WE FAINT NOT. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
The Word of God admonishes us here that we should not get tired of doing good or in other words, being Kind. You won’t be regarded as kind if you’re not predictably kind, and you can only be predictable when you’re consistent. I’ll explain what I mean. Do people refer other people to you believing that you will show them kindness? Are you predictably kind? There are some people you can always bank on their large heart because they are consistently kind to other people. So here we see how God expects us to be kind at all times, in spite of our prevailing circumstance. If you’re only kind to people that know you and are kind to you, you’re not operating the Law of Kindness. Your kindness should not be a respecter of persons. If you only do good to them that do good to you, you’re just being a normal human being, even a terrible person with conscience will not harm someone who does good to him/her. You can introduce consistency to your kindness and decide from today that you will do everything in your power at every given time to help anyone in need, irrespective of their pedigree, background, status or creed. Kindness is a universal law that every culture understands and appreciates. If I go to a foreign country today and I’m shown kindness, I can recognise it and if I’m shown hostility, I’ll also recognise it, without having to understand their language. Do good to a man that doesn’t understand your language and at least you will get to learn one phrase in his language; THANK YOU. There’s no one impervious to kindness. Consistent kindness to people has the ability to bring benefits money could never buy into your life, it can reproduce kindness in your life to the overflow.
Acts 9: 36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was FULL OF GOOD WORKS AND ALMSDEEDS WHICH SHE DID. 37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber… 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and SHEWING THE COATS AND GARMENTS WHICH DORCAS MADE, WHILE SHE WAS WITH THEM. 40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
The Law of Kindness brought Resurrection into her life, there was no amount of money she could have had that could have gotten her resurrection when she died, but by the Law of Kindness, she got it. Peter didn’t need to know Dorcas to come raise her from the dead, he only needed to know the lives she had touched by her good works of kindness and be moved with compassion. The Law of Kindness brought back into her life in kind what she could never have done for herself. There would be days you will need something that you can’t possibly make happen for yourself, on such a day, you can lay hold on the Law of Kindness and provoke a breakthrough. Galatians 6:9 says If we faint not, we will reap. Abraham operated the Law of Kindness before he could bring forth the child God had always promised him. Abraham was kind to Lot, to Lot’s servants, to his own servants, to neighbouring countries, Abraham was just a kind individual, but he was also barren. However by operating the Law of Kindness, he entertained angels (an epiphany of God) that prophesied about Isaac. Even amidst stark unbelief (Abraham and Sarah laughed in unbelief), the Law of Kindness produced for them what they could never produce for themselves.
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
There’s a short story of a young man who was lost in the wild, tired, bruised and hungry. He found a home in the wild and asked if he could stay warm and get some water to drink, the owner did not only take him in, he got him warm, gave him a change of clothes and poured for him a very “powerful” glass of milk. That kind of milk that will revitalise your mortal body… Hehe. When the lost man was refreshed, he set out again. Several years later, the owner of that home in the wild got sick and needed a surgery to save his life, but he had no money and couldn’t pay. Long story short, he had the surgery and when he came back to consciousness he found a note by his bedside that reads; “Paid in full with a glass of milk”. The kindness he showed to a stranger in the distant past “hunted” him and made sure for his redemption in the future. We will continue with The Law of Kindness in our next post. Have a fabulous weekend.
Gal 5:22(EASYENGLISH) But God’s Spirit in us causes us to love God and other people. He causes us to be happy and without trouble deep inside ourselves. He causes us to be patient, KIND and good. He causes us to believe that God will continue to help us.