We water down God’s Word all the time.
God says, “Be holy as I am holy.” We try to “be good” instead even though we have no idea what that even means.
God says to “love your neighbor.” We choose, instead, to love people who think, look, act, believe like us and we even love those people half-heartedly.
God says to make kindness a regular part of your existence and we’ve decided that random acts of kindness are somehow better.
Random: made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision.
So, if I’m in the drive through and I happen to want in that moment to do something kind and if I happen to have an extra $5 and if there happens to be someone behind me…
What Scripture teaches is that there should be nothing random about our kindness. We should be chasing opportunities to be kind. We should always be pursuing a pattern of kindness. We should be on the hunt, y’all, for ways to shower others with kindness.
When you study Scripture, pay attention to words. There is a difference between “be kind” and “actively pursue kindness.”
Interestingly enough, we are told the same thing regarding peace (1 Peter 3:11.) But that’s another post. 😉
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