15 Bible verses about kindness


Kindness is like a refreshing cool breeze on a blistering hot, dry day. However brief the interaction or small the gesture, kindness gives a sense of hope for relief or improvement of a situation.

Seeing as individuals have no control over other individuals’ actions or attitudes, the best way for you to experience kindness regularly -is to extend it. Consider some of these guidelines about kindness below:

1. A tender heart is not a weak heart. It takes strength and grace to forgive.

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

2. God won’t break His word, ever. It’s the one thing you can always count on. Another thing you can count on, is His everlasting love for you.

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” (Isaiah 54:10)

3. Show your enemy practical kindness and pray for God’s blessings upon them.

“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.” (Luke 6:35)

4. Let’s go out of the way to be kind.

“And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.” (2 Samuel 9:3)

5. Super charge this verse by taking every opportunity and creating opportunities to lavish kindness on those of your household, your family.

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)

6. Can you “overdo it” on kindness? I think not. You have permission to pour it on thick.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22 – 5:23)

7. God requires you to reflect His character. Do the right thing.

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8)

8. Make a science of figuring out how to befuddle people with your kindness.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

9. God is unrelenting in his kindness towards you. Bless His Name.

“And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.”(Ruth 2:20)

10. God is telling us what delights Him. Are you taking notes? 

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:24)

11. Treat every one with genuine kindness as if you were being engaged by angels, because you are.

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”(Hebrews 13:2)

12. The more YOU give, the more HE gives to you. And the more you selfishly horde, the more you scatter. God’s math just works differently! It never adds up and the greatest mathematicians could never fathom the formula. He can make 1 – 1 = 2 or 10! Just trust and obey.

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)

13. Do not respond to force with force.  That just creates an explosion. Take a deep breath, say a quick prayer and speak softly in response to anger.

“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)

14. Just treat others how Christ treats you. You may be their only witness of God’s genuine kindness.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

15. If over time, your heart has become cold and callous in response to pain, rejection and offenses, ask God for a new one.  Trust Him, It’s His specialization.

“And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” (Joel 2:13)

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