Whitsunday, Nine Days of Prayer, Day 5 - Kindness
I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.
- Hosea 11:4
Read: Hosea 11:1-12:1
You may have noticed how similar the fruit of the spirit are to the communicable attributes of God. That is to say – that many of fruits are attributes which God endues human beings with, at least in our pre-fallen state. Kindness is one of these attributes, and we see that kindness is more than pleasantness, or being polite dinner company. Kindness is doing what is best for the other. It is representing Christ to others in a Christlike manner so that others would know him or know him better. Here are some things to pray through today:
Have I represented Christ this week in all that I do, whether it be grocery shopping or fellowshipping at church?
Has my life been marked by the sweet fragrance of Christ?
Are there moments of unkindness that the Lord is calling me to repent of?