Posts tagged with ‘Kindness’

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5/22/20 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RECUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]

12/18/19 WHEN SOMEONE IS GRIEVING – LISTEN, DON’T LECTURE

by Barry Lovett

“To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend.” Job 6:14. In the Bible we are told that during Job’s time of grieving, his three friends came to mourn with him and to comfort him.  For the first 7 days they sat and wept with him because he was in deep sorrow (Job […]

8/20/19 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RESCUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]

2/6/19 EVERYONE IS VALUABLE TO GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Mephibosheth…shall eat at my table like one of the king’s sons.” II Samuel 9:11. David was pleased to show kindness to Jonathan’s son. Some may have disregarded Mephibosheth because he was lame, or because he was from Saul’s household, but David’s action showed that he valued him greatly.  In God’s eyes, every person is important.  […]

by Barry Lovett

“Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”Romans 12:13. The word hospitality means “love of strangers.” This may call us outside our comfort zone. Often overlooked and sometimes unappreciated, the ministry of hospitality is a great gift, and it brings with it the added possibility of surprising blessings along the way.  To stretch […]