Updated: Feb 8
Ladies, the Bible talks about running a race in the Christian vernacular, so using that same language, we know we need a solid character to train for our race. The Holy Spirit has given us the tools to build that solid character called spiritual gifts, talents, and the fruit of the Spirit (NKJV).
Let’s use those resources, gifts, and tools to build ourselves up for a tough race and a strong finish!
Women in the military have a long and rich history! Sometimes we believe we have unique
experiences that men typically do not have. As a Christian woman and Veteran, I would say a specific time is the time of menstruation and childbearing for many women. In the Bible, God created everything, including Adam and Eve, and he wonderfully fashioned them for each other. Therefore women have always had distinct roles to play in life from men.
We will cover more ground together as we continue the Spiritual gifts series. For this study, your Bible is your compass so let it be your guide. I am excited to share this information so we can learn and grow together!
So, ladies, do you consistently add fruits to your daily Christian diet? I am not talking about the
occasional fresh fruit you get when you go out to eat, and I am indeed not chatting about can fruits.
Most of us grew up hearing fruits should be an essential part of our daily diet for various reasons.
I am here to say we should be consuming a different fruit as Christians. Let’s eat the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which will enrich our spiritual diets in many ways. Enjoy the fruit of Kindness!
The dictionary says kindness is “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” How does this definition compare to the Bible’s definition of kindness?
Titus 3:4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us—not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy— through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
To explore the Biblical definition of kindness, we can search several passages in the Bible but let’s look at what Got Questions Ministry has to say in short about this word.
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – What is kindness?
Kindness is the characteristic that led God to provide salvation for us (Titus 3:4-5; Romans 2:4; 11:22). Kindness leads God to give us green pastures, quiet waters, and the restoration of our souls when we’re weary (Psalm 23:2-3). It is God’s tender care that makes Him want to gather us under His wings, to protect us and keep us close to Him (Psalm 17:8; 36:7; 61:4; Matthew 23:37). God expressed kindness when He provided for Elijah and the widow of Zarephath during a drought—and He showed more kindness later when He raised the widow’s only son from the dead (1 Kings 17:8-24). When Sarah exiled Hagar and Ishmael, God gave the outcasts kindness in the form of water and hope (Genesis 21:9-21).
On multiple occasions, kindness induced Jesus to stop what He was doing and help others in need (Mark 6:34; Mark 7:29; Mark 10:46-52). And kindness leads the Good Shepherd to rescue us when we stray (Luke 15:3-7). In kindness He “gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young” (Isaiah 40:11).
No one can match God’s kindness. However, we can be more Christ-like when we eat the fruit of the Holy Spirit; that is kindness!
Let’s stay focused on sharing the fruit of kindness, as God will enable us to do that to honor Him!