Where do I find the desire to be kind? - Kindness - TouchPoints

Where do I find the desire to be kind?

Romans 11:6And if they are saved by God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s wonderful kindness would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

1 Corinthians 13:4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

1 John 4:7-11Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. [8] But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. [9] God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. [10] This is real love-not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. [11] Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

1 John 4:19We love each other because he loved us first.

Kindness to others is a response to God’s overflowing kindness to us.

Galatians 5:22But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us . . . kindness . . .Kindness is planted in us by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 1:9It is God who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan long before the world began—to show his love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus.

1 John 3:17-18But if anyone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.

Luke 6:35Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don’t be concerned that they might not repay.

Colossians 3:12Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

 Following Christ and becoming more like him leads to growing in kindness.