Beautiful Bible Verses about Kindness

Resources for Faith-Based Families and Classrooms

Bible Stories that Display Kindness

  • The Shunemite woman cares for Elisha (2 Kings 4:8-36)
  • Boaz and Ruth (Book of Ruth)
  • David and the house of Saul (2 Samuel 9:1-7)
  • Jesus and the children (Matthew 19:13-14)

Verses in the Bible about Kindness

1 Samuel 20:14

But show me unfailing kindness like the LORD’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them.

Job 10:12

I’ll say to God, ‘You gave me life. You were kind to me. You took good care of me. You watched over me.’

Psalm 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 119:76

May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.

Isaiah 54:8, 10

In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD your Redeemer. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Habakkuk 3:2

Even when you are angry, remember to be kind.

Zechariah 7:9

“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.

Luke 6:35 

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Acts 28:2

The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.

Romans 2:4

Don’t you realize how patient he is being with you? Or don’t you care? Can’t you see that he has been waiting all this time without punishing you, to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.

1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud

2 Corinthians 6:6

…In purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

Galatians 5:22-23

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; and here there is no conflict with Jewish laws.

Ephesians 2:7

in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 4:32

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven you because you belong to Christ.

Philippians 2:1-4

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

Titus 3:4-6

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.

1 Peter 2:3

Now that you realize how kind the Lord has been to you, put away all evil, deception, envy, and fraud. Long to grow up into the fullness of your salvation

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I F.E.E.D. my Kids (Five Essential Nutrients for Raising Kids)

Tips for Faith-Based Families

Have you ever noticed that it never ends?

I mean once you bring that itty-bitty one into the world, the responsibility just rolls along from one day to the next without a thought of letting you rest?

You know what they say. The days are long but the yeas are short. Sigh.

Just give them time and maturity and it starts getting easier…but it still never ends.

For instance, I’m always appalled when it’s time to eat again. The preparation for the meal takes longer than the eating of it, and no sooner are you cleaned-up that it’s time to start again. Most meals aren’t even memorable, but that has no bearing on their importance. Feeding kids at my house is really about finding some healthy recipes and then making them over and over…and over.

Then Viola! They become big and strong and try to carry you around the kitchen on their back and make you take your shoes off so they can measure you on the wall against their own height-mark. I suddenly wonder what I did to make this happen.

All I did was feed my kids…everyday… and they passed me up!

Training children is a lot like feeding children. It is not about being memorable as  much as it is about using a healthy recipe (see mine below) and being consistent to get those essential nutrients in them. They may not like it at first, but keep it up and they will develop a taste for the new way things are being done at home.

One day, you will realize that they are strong, mature, gracious people with integrity and you will shy up to them and measure your own character and realize that they have surpassed you.   You will cry! But don’t worry. They still need a hot meal from mama now and again and you’ll be SO glad it never ends!

Here are some essential nutrients that I have found work wonders.

I  F.E.E.D. My Kids so They Can Grow

Inspire with your example. Your children will follow your ways.

  • Proverbs 20:7  The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
  • Proverbs 23:26 Pay close attention, son, and let my life be your example.

Fast and pray…for a heart change that only God can make

 

  • Proverbs 2:3, 4 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Explain the right attitudes and actions that you expect.

  • Proverbs 4:20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.

Encourage when you see improvement.

  • Proverbs 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed

Discipline when you see digression.

  • Proverbs 29:15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

…And when they wake up tomorrow, I FEED them again! You got this!

Heather McMillan

 

What is one of your go-to Proverbs for parenting? 

Prayer Jars

Tips on Growing Kids of Faith

I couldn’t survive this life without God.

I know He is real, present, and active in my life. I want my kids to develop the skill of asking Him for help, and watching for the miracles He does in ordinary life…then thanking Him well.

I was homeschooled when I was a child and we had morning devotions with my mother every day. After we read the Proverb of the day, we had a Prayer Jar that we passed around from which each of us drew 2-3 prayer requests. The requests included names of people we wanted to pray for each day like the president, our pastor, each family member, as well as prayer needs we heard about.

We would really pray for each one. Passionately believing that God heard us. As a child I personally saw many answers to prayer. It compelled me to depend on God and learn to trust Him in everything.

There were times our prayers weren’t answered the way we hoped. This gave my mom an opportunity to talk about God’s sovereignty, and His goodness when we didn’t see what He could see.

I hope this set of Prayer Jars will help your family to…

  •  Constantly watch for needs that God can meet.
  • Grow in compassion for others as you bring their needs to God.
  • Become more confident in prayer.
  • Strengthen your faith as you watch God answer prayers, large and small.
  • Develop a grateful heart and express your thankfulness to God.
  • Deepen your love and trust in God.

What to do:

  1.  Decorate two Jars. One says “Prayer Jar: Asking” the other says “Prayer Jar: Thanking”
  2. Make strips of paper and put them with some pens where everyone can find them.
  3. Write each prayer need and the date on a single strip of paper and add them to the Asking Jar.
  4. Pass the Asking Jar at any family meal, devotions, or maybe at bed time. Everyone can draw two or three to pray for each time. (Or pray for all of them every time if you choose) Then put the paper back in the Asking Jar for the next time.
  5. When God answers, shout Hallelujah and thank Him for His goodness as earnestly as you asked for it.
  6. Write the date on the back of the strip of paper and put it in the Thanking Jar.

What are your thoughts about teaching kids to pray?