It can be tough to keep a kind and gentle heart towards others, especially when you feel they don’t deserve your kindness…
But what does the Bible say about being kind?
Check out these 10 bible verses about kindness as well as some inspirational kindness quotes to help motivate you to show the love of God to everyone!
10 Bible Verses About Kindness When You Don’t Feel Like Being Kind
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Picture this… you are in the drive-thru (a 2 lane drive-thru actually) and honestly, it shouldn’t be that hard to figure out how those work right?!
Wrong! Someone cuts you off and goes first when you have the right away. Then when it’s your turn to order, they skip you can two cars from the other lane order and go!
Maybe this seems silly, but for some reason, situations like these, so small and trivial in reality, can really get me frustrated, holding on to offense and unkindness to those that caused it!
In situations like these, it’s SO vital that we as Christians show the love of God to others. Was I Maybe justified in feeling the way I did? Sure.
But Jesus calls us as believers to imitate Christ, and ask ourselves what He would do in that situation. Honestly, compared to what He went through on the cross, I should be WAY less frustrated.
It can be hard to be kind to our own families sometimes too. Our kids get us upset, our spouse says something unloving, and our first reaction is to snap back and be upset.
But when we meditate on God’s Word day and night, seek out what HE says about being kind, the Holy Spirit gently reminds us of these bible verses about kindness!
So what does the Bible say about being kind? Let’s take a look…
What Does The Bible Say About Kindness?
God has a LOT to say about being kind and compassionate towards each other. Most importantly, when we are kind and show the love of Christ to others, we are sharing our faith with them and that they need a Savior.
Have you ever “angered” or “hated” someone to Christ?
No!! It makes me think of the people who hold up those cruel signs that say “turn or burn” ya know?
We have to LOVE people to Christ, BECAUSE Hell is a real place, and Christ desires for ALL to come to know Him and none to perish.
So we share our faith with people and show them kindness because we want to love them just as Jesus does. He does even more so.
If that isn’t motivation enough to be kind, think about the kindness that God has shown to YOU. Your salvation for one, the blessings he Has given you, His forgiveness… all are things to be grateful about and give Him praise for!
It’s also so important to teach our kids to be kind. As parents, God has given us that responsibility and we don’t want to take it lightly!
One great way to do that is by reading these Bible verses about kindness to our kids and to also hide in our own hearts!
So let’s get right into it…
10 Bible Verses About Kindness
Here are 10 different Bible verses that talk all about being kind to others!
Feel free to bookmark this page when you feel you may need a little extra oomph, and encouragement to show God’s love towards others.
I’ve also included a free printable with these verses you can keep to help remind you! Place them on your fridge, mirror, anywhere you’ll see. 🙂
**All the verses below are from the NIV translation on biblehub.com.
1. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
2. Ephesians 4:32
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
3. Micah 6:8
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
4. Colossians 3:12
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
5. Ephesians 2:6-7
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
6. Galatians 5:22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
7. Ephesians 4:29
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
8. Galatians 6:10
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
9. 1 Peter 3:9
“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
10. Ephesians 2:8-10
“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.”
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Inspirational Quotes About Kindness
Here are some more inspirational quotes about kindness, that can encourage you and remind you to be kind to others even in tough moments!
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.Mother Teresa
Have you ever noticed how much of Christ’s life was spent in doing kind things?Henry Drummond
Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.Alexander MacLaren
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.Blaise Pascal
Powerful Bible Verses About Kindness
I hope you are encouraged by these powerful bible verses about kindness!
Whenever you are tempted to not be kind to others, I pray these scriptures remind you of God’s kindness and goodness towards us and others. 🙂
Which verse spoke most to you? Let me know in the comments!