If any single attribute would have set the Lord Jesus apart as He walked this earth, it surely would have been His consistent kindness. Since the fall of man, selfishness has eclipsed kindness until we are quite surprised to see the latter. Kindness quickly singles out the Christian in a jaded world and causes the unbeliever to turn a curious eye.
“Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city” (Psalm 31:21). Solomon says of the wise woman, “In her tongue is the law of kindness” (Proverbs 31:26). “Turn unto the Lord your God: for he is . . . of great kindness” (Joel 2:13). “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7). “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, . . . kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering” (Colossians 3:12). “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration” (Titus 3:4–5).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: God showed me His marvelous kindness.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (May 11 reading).]