Proverbs 19:22, “What is desired in a man is kindness…”
A father told his son, “if you have nothing nice to say to someone, please don’t say a thing”, he never heard from his father again, the father never had anything nice to say to or about his son. Why is it that we live in a world that shows less or no kindness? Husbands show no kindness to their wives and vise versa, kids are not kind to each other, parents are not kind to their kids, people are not kind to other people. We have murders, abortions, rapes, robbery etc because people are not kind. If everyone was kind as the bible puts it, we wouldn’t have any of these issues to deal with, we would all live in peace and harmony.
Kind is the state of friendly, generous or warm hearted nature. A state of showing sympathy, understanding, charitable and considerate. Treating the way you would want to be treated. The bible says in Proverbs 19:22, “What is desired in a man is kindness…” How true is this, something that God would want in every man and woman. We know that kindness warms the heart, it brings a smile. It gives a sense of value and belonging. Who wouldn’t want to be shown kindness? Everyone desires for someone to treat them nicely and say nice things about them. We all want to be affirmed, someone to believe in us and speak it out. There is power in words spoken therefore you never know what you speak today could impact an individual’s life for a long time. Words of encouragements have a way of melting away fear and doubts in a person, hence creating avenues for healing and restoration. We have to learn to be sensitive to each other’s needs and not blinded by our own.
Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Paul in writing to the Ephesians told them to replace all bitterness, anger, clamor and evil speaking by being kind to another, having a soft sport of forgiveness. Being the one to step out and do something that is not always seen or experienced in situations that fight kindness. We can affirm our spouses, appreciating them for who they are, what they mean to our lives instead of looking for things of that bring strife. We can encourage our kids in their day to day walk, believing in them and speaking it into their lives. The power of words can begin a process of greatness in young lives. We can also teach them kindness by demonstration between mom and dad on how they treat each other. We all have point of references, something to fall back to. If we all understand that what is desired of us is kindness, we will show more of it on a day to day basis in our homes, in church, community, in our jobs, wherever we go. Are you aware of what is desired of you? Blessings Ev