Be Kind to Yourself
by Andrew Peterson
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Proverbs 31:26 (NKJV)
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
2 Samuel 2:6 (NKJV)
6 And now may the Lord show kindness and truth to you. I also will repay you this kindness, because you have done this thing.
Nehemiah 9:17 (NKJV)
17 They refused to obey,
And they were not mindful of Your wonders
That You did among them.
But they hardened their necks,
And in their rebellion
They appointed a leader
To return to their bondage.
But You are God,
Ready to pardon,
Gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger,
Abundant in kindness,
And did not forsake them.
Job 6:14 (NKJV)
14 “To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend, Even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Psalm 31:21 (NKJV)
21 Blessed be the Lord, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!
Psalm 117:2 (NKJV)
2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 119:76 (NKJV)
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.
Proverbs 19:22 (TLB)
22 Kindness makes a man attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.
Isaiah 54:8-10 (NKJV)
8 With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment;
But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the Lord, your Redeemer.
9 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me;
For as I have sworn
That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
So have I sworn
That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Joel 2:13 (NKJV)
13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
Ephesians 2:4-7 (NKJV)
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV)
Character of the New Man
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
Titus 3:4-7 (NKJV)
4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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by Graham Cooke
Goodness of God
by Jenn Johnson
Titus 3:4-6 (ESV)
4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalm 37:4-6 (NKJV)
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
Psalm 84:11 (NKJV)
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 135:3 (NKJV)
3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
Psalm 145:9 (NKJV)
9 The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.
Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)
22 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 3:11 (NKJV)
11 the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say:
“Praise the Lord of hosts,
For the Lord is good,
For His mercy endures forever”—
and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the Lord.
Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
Luke 12:32 (NKJV)
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Romans 2:4 (NKJV)
4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)
9 But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
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