DCLM Daily Manna Thursday, June 23, 2022
TOPIC: Be Kind To All
TEXT: PROVERBS 19:21-29
“The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar”
DCLM Daily Manna Thursday, June 23, 2022 OUTLINE
Many times, we complain that people are taking advantage of us, and abusing our liberality. They seem to always come up with a catalogue of tales of woes that would move someone to render assistance to them. As a result, we begin to erect invisible barriers to keep away those we think have formed the habit of exploiting our kind-heartedness.
Whatever our thoughts and dispositions, we should never stop being kind to others. We should let God’s counsel always prevail in our lives. If He explains that one quality that makes a person desirable is the show of kindness, it leaves us with only one choice: to obey and live a peaceful and happy life or to shun God’s counsel and go our own way. “A poor man is better than a liar”, infers that a poor man of kindness is better than a rich liar destitute of goodness.
If we must be kindhearted, we must fear the Lord and shun instructions that make us disregard His word. This brings meaning to our lives, gives us satisfaction and assures us of the fulfilment of God’s promise to protect us from all evil.
We should seize every opportunity to show kindness to people. We must not allow their conduct to affect our kind disposition towards them. This will enable us to stand out as a model of Christian virtues. Doing good to others enables you to form a healthy habit of love and care for all, and reverence and trust in the Lord who gives us all things freely.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Just a little kindness makes life worth living.
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