Sprinkles of Lovingkindness

May 29, 2020

Sprinkles of Lovingkindness

Psalms 63:3

Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Lovingkindness is an attribute of God towards man.  It is what is expressed toward us so many times in the Word of God.  Simply put it is kindness expressed through love.  When we take stock of all of the blessings that flow through our life we are beholding the lovingkindness of God.  When we acknowledge the Lord’s steadfast and patient love towards us we are acknowledging His lovingkindness.  When we behold the cross and trust in the blood of Jesus for our forgiveness we are receiving the mercies and the lovingkindness of a wonderful and loving God.  Through example He has taught us about lovingkindness.  It is a tapestry of acts and manifestations of undeserved and unearned love.  We could never earn or deserve the lovingkindness that the Lord shows toward us, but we certainly should acknowledge and praise Him for it. 

               What is more is that we want this godly attribute to also be working through our lives.  Philippians 2:1-4 tells us, “If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. [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.”  Here is a description and an exhortation for us to show forth lovingkindness.  Lovingkindness is the action of servanthood.  It is the laying down and sacrifice of your life and benefit for that of another.  Philippians 2 goes on to say, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”  True greatness is shown through humility, service, and unselfish love and giving.  It doesn’t seek a reputation or the acknowledgement and praise of men.  It is simply the expression of unselfish love.

               Today, and each day, may we seek to have this same expression of the attribute of our Father.  May we sprinkle the lives that we touch with these random acts of lovingkindness.  The wonderful thing is, that in doing so, everyone is blessed including us.

Blessings,

#kent

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