A Godly woman is kind

Kindness is the very essence of the character of a godly woman and seems simple and straightforward. But it’s difficult to display at times.

I’ve noticed that when men have disagreements, they often get over them quickly and move on. Women sometimes hold more tightly to grudges. Maybe it’s because women are more connected to their feelings and emotions, but they must be willing to set these aside for the virtue of kindness.

Remember Euodia and Syntyche in Philippians 4? Paul encourages these quarrelling women to “agree in the Lord.” Although commended for their hard work for the Gospel, they are remembered for their contentious spirit with one another.

Do you work hard in the church but find it difficult to forgive and show love to those who have wronged you? It may be that, like Euodia and Syntyche, people will remember your unkind attitudes more than your acts of service. Don’t let unkindness reign in your spirit and ruin your influence.

Meditate on the list of heavenly clothing which will make you truly beautiful in Colossians 3:12-14:

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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