Kindness

Parents teach their children to be kind. “Share your toys.” “Let other people be first.” “Always say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’” It is important for Christians to show kindness to others.

When I think about kindness, I think about Abram. Abram and his nephew, Lot, moved to Canaan. The land could not support all the animals that Abram and Lot had. So Abram and Lot decided to separate their flocks. Abram was kind to Lot. Abram let
Lot choose which land he wanted. Lot chose the best land in the valley with lots of water. That meant Abram and his flocks had to stay in the hills.

But God blessed Abram for his kindness to Lot. In Genesis 13:15-17 God told Abram how He would bless him. “All this land that you see I will give to you and your people who live after you. This will be your land forever. I will make your people so many that they will be like the dust of the earth. If people could count all the particles of dust on earth, they could count your people. So go. Walk through your land. I now give it to you.” God blessed Abram with much land and many descendants. The place where Lot chose was full of sinful people. Lot faced many problems because of his choice.

God will bless you for your kindness, too. Start today and be kind to someone at work, home or school.