Kindness

2 Corinthians 1:5

2 Corinthians 1:5

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

After Thought

Paul described God as "the God of all comfort" because he was fully aware of His presence in difficult times. He walks us through the valley of the shadow of death and doesn't leave us there. Where there is a shadow there is light as well.

~ Pastor Bob

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Hebrews 13:3

Hebrews 13:3

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

After Thought

There are many types of prisons that confine and separate people and animals from normal life. It is our duty to reach out to to those confined and remain in contact as an encouragement until their day of freedom comes.

These two cats would daily touch paws just to have a sense of ...

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Zechariah 7:9

Zechariah 7:9

Thus has the Lord of hosts said, "Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;"

After Thought

Kindness and compassion are acts that are tangible. Pugs show their affection by resting their head on a person. It is a vulnerable act that communicates their message.

~ Pastor Bob

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Leviticus 19:18

Leviticus 19:18

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

After Thought

We often wrong ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do not at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love our neighbor.

~ Matthew Henry

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Isaiah 32:2

Isaiah 32:2

Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land.

After Thought

When a righteous king rules the people in his realm are a blessing and help to all. They each display the attributes of their king. In the same way, Christians are to behave in a manner worthy of their King. Be a blessing to someone today.

~ Pastor Bob

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Proverbs 21:13

Proverbs 21:13

Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.

After Thought

I choose kindness… I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

~ Max Lucado

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