TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

6 Aug

TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

The word “kind” in the Greek is CHRESTEUOMAI, which means to be adaptable or compliant to the needs of others.

Do you ever demand that your spouse or other people be like you?

Agape love makes you want to go the extra mile to become what others need you to be for them.

Selfishness and self-centeredness is the complete opposite to being kind.

Do you have a willingness to change so you can meet the needs of your spouse.

Are you good natured and gentle to your spouse and others?

Do you treat your spouse tenderly and with affection.

To be “kind” shows courtesy.

In 1Corinthians 13, it was the second characteristic of the highest level of agape love.

1Corinthians 13:4 “Charity…is kind…”

God designed these verses to mention being “kind” as a characteristic for us to examine ourselves to see how we match up.

“Kindness” explains what agape love is.

Do you look for a way of being constructive with your spouse?

Showing kindness 24/7 is impossible for us to demonstrate on our own

We need the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us all the way and all the day.

Kindness is a generous portion of active “goodwill.”

Are you a big dose of “sweet usefulness?”

That is the definition of “kindness.”

As you are kind to your spouse, you will be shown kindness.

When Jesus commanded His disciples to love their enemies, He did not simply mean to feel kindly about them, but to be kind to them.  (Matt.5:40-41)

In 1Corinthians, Paul is not writing about how love feels, he is writing about how it can be seen in action.

This evil world gives agape love many opportunities to demonstrate kindness to others.

Mark Twain call kindness “A language that the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Kindness is a universal language because it does not speak to the intellect, but directly to the heart.

True love is always demonstrated by action.

Remember:  The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost tomorrow.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

2 Responses to “TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS”

  1. Joyce Holzman Hanscom August 6, 2020 at 7:21 am #

    Very true. God has been working on me concerning agape love. Please pray that I can see the stronghold that keeps me and others from showing agape love. Agape love also includes being patient with those who wrong you. Tough stuff, but we have to do it because God is love and is kind to those that do evil. I learned that when I researched my post on goodness. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wisdom.

    • nancysalazar August 6, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

      Hi Joyce! Thank you for your comment. Everyday is a struggle and that is why we need Christ in our life to have a surrender heart. The enemy harasses us. Our love for God with a surrendered life overthrows the enemy. He hates us because we have “all Gods riches” stored for us in heaven and he has nothing but “hades” waiting for him. You are in, he is out!

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