[PC-USA] 1998-09-27 - Kindness

The Fruit of the Spirit Series, Part 5

Hi all. : ) This week, we continue our look at Bible verses about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. This week, we look at kindness.

(Psa 117:2 NKJV) "For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!"

(Prov 19:22 NKJV) "What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar."

(2 Cor 6:4-10 NKJV) "But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things."

(Col 3:12-13 NKJV) "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do."

(2 Pet 1:5-7 NKJV) "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love."

(1 Tim 5:9-10 NKJV) "Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man, 10 well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work."

(1 Cor 13:4 NKJV) "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;"

(Luke 6:35 NKJV) ""But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil."

Jan