Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, April 9th, 2018
Love... Is Kind
Love is kind.
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted...
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness...
Colossians 3:12 (NASB)
If love is the opposite of hate, then kindness is the opposite of hostility or disregard.

Kindness is more than a polite answer. It's a genuine desire to make someone else's day brighter... especially when that person seems stressed, sad, shy, lonely or needy.

It's asking a newcomer to lunch; it's bringing supper to the sick; it's visiting the confined; it's writing a thank-you note; it's stopping to change a tire; it's standing up for someone down; it's treating a server with respect; it's smiling with warmth in your eyes.

My pastor (George Dillard)* tells a story of his door-to-door visits decades ago as a young preacher. One day he met a very angry man who cursed him off the porch. George remained kind and apologetic.

Over time, the very angry man became a quiet church man. He confessed he was sitting at home with a gun in his hand when my preacher knocked.

George's kindness in the face of hostility made the angry man think: 'Hmm. Maybe there's one nice guy in the world.'

Lives are saved through lovingkindness.

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: Love Is Kind (Part 10)

* Peachtree City Christian Church: https://www.facebook.com/peachtreecitychristianchurch/

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.


back one monthback one dayshow todayforward one dayforward one month


 


"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis


Want to subscribe to these emails? click here

Want to see full list of devotions? click here


[Valid RSS]