Kindness is something that we should learn as children. We should never be rude or disrespectful to others, but instead, we should always show kindness. Whenever someone is in need of help, and we have the ability to help, showing kindness means helping those who need it. Showing kindness to others blesses those people.
What does the Bible say about kindness?
As children of God, we must be kind to other people. Jesus commanded that if we love God, then we must love other people. The people in the church are our brothers and sisters in Christ. That is why we must love them as our brothers and sisters. That means we have to be kind, compassionate, and tender-hearted towards them. The Bible also tells us to love our neighbors or other people who are not members of the church. That is why we also must be kind and compassionate towards them. However, you have to exercise wisdom and be careful when helping strangers, as some strangers may want to take advantage of your kindness to do you harm. Aside from that, be kind even to those people whom you don’t know. If you see an old lady who needs help carrying something, by all means, show kindness and help her!
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4:19-21
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Knowing what the Bible says about kindness, here is a sample prayer that you can pray as you obey God’s Word:
Heavenly Father, give me the grace to obey You and be kind and compassionate to other people, just as You have instructed. Help me always respond in kindness, even towards people I don’t know and people I dislike. Whenever my enemy needs help, help me show kindness towards them because it is the right thing to do in Your eyes. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
How do you pray for kindness?
When you pray for kindness, you must ask God for His grace to help you constantly be kind to other people. You can also pray for your heart, that it shall always be tender, as well as full of compassion, love, and kindness. That is only possible by God’s grace and the Holy Spirit who helps us in all things.
You can say this prayer guide as you pray for kindness to abound more in your heart:
Holy Spirit, I pray that you shall always cause my heart to be tender towards other people. I pray that love, compassion, and kindness toward others will always abound in my heart. Help me to always show love by being kind, for it is written in Your Word that love is kind. I thank You because You have also shown me kindness by sending Your Son Jesus to die for the punishment of my sins on the cross. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
How do you pray for gentleness?
Gentleness, just like kindness, is the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is produced in us. When we show kindness towards someone who needs help, we also show gentleness towards them. It is important to take note that gentleness does not mean tolerating what is considered a sin in the eyes of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
You can say this prayer as you pray for gentleness:
Heavenly Father, give me the grace and help me be gentle in all of my ways as I interact with other people. I pray that people will find comfort with the gentleness that I show them. Give me the grace to also know when to be gentle and when to stand firm, especially if the situation is something evil in your sight. If I see someone who has done something wrong, help me correct that person in the spirit of gentleness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
If we are children of God, then we ought to show that we are His children through our character and the way we live our lives. The Bible says that as God’s chosen ones, we must put on compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience (Colossians 3:12). We are kind to others because we are children of God. Our goal in life as God’s children is to grow more in holiness and become more like Jesus. If we want to become more like Jesus, we must show others kindness, just as Jesus did.