We can all practice kindness
Jeremiah 52:32 “Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison, and spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon, and changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.”
Who was Jehoiachin?
He was the king of Judah after Jehoiakim, and was taken captive after only a few months of being king.
Instead, his uncle, Zedekiah, was made king in Judah, who was an evil King.
The last chapter of Jeremiah deals with the end of the story of Zedekiah.
His sons were killed before his eyes, before his eyes were put out.
Here in the above verse we see that the king of Babylon shows kindness and he goes to Jehoiachin and takes him out of the prison he has been in.
A small kindness and blessings given in the worst circumstances.
A simple act of kindness can have tremendous impact on a person’s life.
So what is kindness?
Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.
We can all practice kindness.
It does not cost any money but it may take some time and energy.
It may require thoughtfulness, to smile, to visit, to comfort or to offer encouragement or show friendliness.
Why should we show kindness to everyone?
Because Jesus showed us kindness when we did nothing to deserve it.
When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:4
Kindness leads to respect and a good reputation.
Jooley Mathew Z
Jeremiah 51: 17-19
It is foolish to trust in man made images rather than in God. It is easy to think that the things we see and touch will bring us more security than God. But things rust, rot, and decay. God is eternal. Why put your trust in something that will disappear within a few years?
Nisha John – Canada