Text: Titus 3.3-7
The Apostle Paul reminds us that God’s kindness drastically redirected our path. When we were enemies of God and destined to life apart from him, he saved us. He gave us new life, a new way of living, and a drastically different destination (Titus 3.7).
Kindness has the power to redirect the path of our lives. Demonstrated most powerfully in God’s salvation redirecting our lives from death to life, this principle is true for all of us. As we show kindness to others, we have the power to help redirect their lives as well.
One simple way to express kindness is through our words. Our speech has incredible potential to build up and tear down. Remember, kindness is showing goodwill to someone, even when they don’t deserve it. It’s easy to speak nice words to someone who is kind to you. But kindness in the face of conflict reflects the incredible kindness God showed to us when we didn’t deserve it.
Today, listen to the song “Words” by Hawk Nelson. Maybe a child who’s discouraged, or a spouse who is under stress, needs to hear your kind words with the power to redirect their lives. Be open and willing to be speak God’s kindness into whoever needs it today.