15 Short Bible Verses About Kindness
Today we will be dealing with 15 short bible verses about kindness. Kindness is the act of showing love and concern for others. As believers, we must show love and concern for other people whether or not they are Christians. The mistake most Christians make is having a misconception about some verses in the scripture. 2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Most believers think this means they must avoid those who are not Christians and those struggling with faith. Naturally, most believers put themselves in the position of a judge. They are fast to rule out and condemn others when they don’t share the same faith with them. Kindness goes beyond any boundary. There is no chain or limitations to showing kindness. As believers, we must learn to show kindness to everyone. This is what the scripture taught us and that’s what Christ told us.
We are not supposed to show kindness to only Christians or our kinsmen, our kindness should be to all and sundry. We should offer help and support to people that need it dearly and not to only people we wish to show them to. There are so many scriptural verses that teach us about kindness. God expects that our life portrays the nature of Christ. Jesus showed love and concern for everyone. The scripture said how God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth who went about doing good. Christ went about doing to everyone that comes his way. We must in that same vein render help to people. We must show kindness to everyone that comes our way. It doesn’t matter whether they are believers or not.
We have compiled a list of 15 short bible verses about kindness. These scripture verses are short and can be easily memorized for better understanding.
1. 1 John 3:17
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
2. Luke 6:35
“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
3. Philippians 2:3-4
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
4. Galatians 6:2
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
5. 1 Peter 3:8-9
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.”
6. Colossians 3:12
“Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.”
7. Colossians 3:12-13
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
8. Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
9. Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
10. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
11. Galatians 5:22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
12. Acts 20:35
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
13. Romans 12:10
“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
14. Zechariah 7:10
“Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
15. Psalm 112:5
“It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.”