Daily Devotion

25 January 2018

Proverbs 11:17

17  wA man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Pr 11:17). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

The only way the world knows how to benefit themselves is cruelty. In order to get ahead, we need to step on each other’s corpse to go up the ladder in society. The ‘kind’ will have no place in a society where its merits are engraved in the stones of betrayal. That’s not how God’s world operates on. Jesus never attempted to be a harsh judge, which He could, but He is not. He is and was when He was on earth, the most kind – He spoke with the downtrodden, He ate with the sinners and despised, He even cared for the lepers and made even a prostitute to feel her own self worth. He set the best example of how kindness not only benefits themselves, but is a reflection of a Christian character.

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