“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
— Galatians 6:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
Being a kind person is a tough task for many people, and when we finally get pushed to our limits it’s hard to just to turn the other cheek and let things go. God wants us to practice being kind stewards to others and using his word to be a blessing in others’ lives.
Having a temper can be a huge problem whenever someone has wronged us and we tend to lash out in hostility when we are pushed to our limits. God tells us to act similar to how he would act in order to carry out his will effectively.
Life has a habit of getting the better of us and when this happens we tend to lose our caring nature and become bitter. We are told from a young age that if we do well to others then they will do well upon to us. However this is not how life works and we eventually learn that in the end no one owes us anything at all.
Regardless, we still have an obligation to God to fulfill our Christian duty.
Even when people do us wrong we still need to treat them with respect and kindness.
God gave his only begotten son to die for our sins on cavalry so that we could one day be forgiven. When you think about it, that’s a very large act of kindness that was shown to us, don’t you think?
When we think about the ultimate sacrifice that was made for us then we tend to not put much thought into it. However, we should be thinking of how if God showed the ultimate act of kindness to us then why can’t we show kindness to the very people that his only son died for.
God even tells us that our good deeds will not go unnoticed before him, and that he will reward them in the end. When we act Christ-like and embody the holy spirit God is pleased with us.
The core thing to understand is that God is just like a flesh-and-blood parent to us. When we do good things and follow his word faithfully God rewards our behavior.