1 Corinthians 13:4
and is kind (KJV)
and is kind (NKJV, NLT)
love is kind (NIV)
and is patient and kind (AMP)
Love cares more for others than for self. (MESS)
and kind (CJB)
What does this mean? It means that when someone is being very mean to you are kind to them.
Mike is the bully in school and he really like to be mean to James. Here are a few things that he likes to do to him. He takes his books out of his hands and throws then on the ground. He takes James’s lunch for himself and eats it. He hits James, he pushes him, he makes fun of him. Now here is what James does. He prays for Mike, he tries to be friends with Mike. He just stands there and does nothing when Mike is making fun of him. James tells Mike that GOD loves him and that he will be his friend if he wants. Mike doesn’t understand.
Now what is happening here?? James is being nice even through Mike is being sooooo mean to him. James is showing love to Mike.
Here are some more scriptures on being nice.
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. (NKJV)
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as GOD in CHRIST forgave you. (NKJV)
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” (NKJV)
Therefore, as the elect of GOD, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (NKJV)
Now JESUS showed us kindness. HE died for all of us ever when HE know that we had sin or for some of us, continue to sin.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (NKJV)
So this week’s challenge is, when someone is being mean to you pray for them. Ask GOD to help them. Then do something nice for them. Also look up more Bible Verses that talk about being nice to other and then apply it to the situation.