When We Are Kind
Understanding Our Lord
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 9:23-26
Key Verse: Jeremiah 9:24
“…but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
Our society puts a lot of faith in its own wisdom. There is a growing self-reliance that doesn’t trust anyone other than themselves, their own thoughts and opinions. Our society doesn’t want to be told how to live, what to believe, or any other absolute truths. “To each man his own” has become the religion of our day.
The prophet Jeremiah proclaimed that wise men should not boast in their own wisdom, or a strong man in his own strength! The only boast we should make is about our understanding and knowledge of the Lord. If you truly know Him, you are blessed and all of us should be eternally grateful for our knowledge of Him!
What should we know about the Lord, according to the prophet Jeremiah? He writes clearly on this subject that the Lord is one who delights in kindness as well as justice and righteousness. I want to focus this week on the word kindness. If the Lord exercises kindness, shouldn’t we? We’ll be looking at many scriptures that speak to this simple trait of kindness. Kindness represents who our Lord is and who we should be. If we want to truly learn to delight God, we must learn to live a life of kindness.
If we think for a moment about how we feel when someone touches our life with kindness, we can readily understand why it delights God when we touch others with this godly behavior!
Father, grant me reminders throughout my day to show kindness at every opportunity! Shine through me as others look at me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.