Today’s Truth

Daily Truth: The Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness

Kindness has become a popular word in recent years. It seems like both the Christian world and the secular world use this word in everyday context. Kindness is important to the Christian because it is how we show others that we are thankful for the work that God has done in our own lives. Kindness can be the means by which the secular world measures our Christianity. If someone claims to know Christ but is not kind to those around them, then how will they know Jesus is living inside of that person? What are some ways you can show kindness everyday and give glory to God?

First, find little ways to care about others throughout your day. This can be done with a simple question about how they are doing, or a note sent to show someone you are thinking about them, or even finding ways to bless others through doing something for them. When we serve others, it helps us become selfless and focus on our great God even more. Another way to show kindness to others is through the words that you say. Unfortunately many Christians deny who Christ is by the words that come out of their mouths. We can be a testimony to what God has done in our lives if the words that we say are kind and gentle.

Kindness is a fruit of the spirit because it radiates the gospel. If the gospel is planted in your heart, kindness will pour out of your life. You will be known by the words you say and your actions, so make sure you show kindness to everyone around you. That is exactly what Jesus did and how He lived His life on earth.