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In Proverbs chapter 3, we read this powerful truth: “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.”
King Solomon is writing about the extreme importance of kindness, too.
This simple command to bind truth and kindness to our necks and write the on our hears, he is teaching us that these two life giving principles need to be a focal point of who we are.
When you were younger you probably heard the phrase, “Kill them with kindness.” The focus of this advice may sound a bit harsh, but I believe that it tells us how powerful kindness can be.
In Romans 2:4 Paul says that “God’s kindness leads you to repentance.” Paul knew that kindness can soften even the hardest hearts.
See, most people go through life asking themselves, “What is in it for me?”
However, this leads them to live a shallow, and empty life. Life lived “all about me” can be a very lonely existence.
Instead of asking “What about me?” we should start asking, “What about we?”
In other words, how can I truly help others?
How can I bring joy and comfort to someone else’s day?
How can I make the world a better place for the people around me?
Only through giving can you receive the joy of helping others. But don’t just take my word for it. Go out and try it!
Today, lets make kindness our priority.