This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 John 4:11 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how our acts of kindness are pleasing to God.
Recently, we talked about all of the ways Jesus can reveal himself through others that we might miss. Here’s a beautiful story about how Rebecca didn’t miss it when a servant approached her.
As the story goes, Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant loaded up ten camels with all sorts of gifts for this future wife.
Yet when the servant reached Rebecca’s town, he was exhausted. He was thirsty and hungry, and his camels were thirsty as well. Thankfully, Rebecca not only provided water for the servant, but she also offered to provide water for all ten of his camels.
Rebecca did not know the servant from Adam. She did not wonder whether she should be kind to him based on his merit.
Instead, Rebecca just acted in the moment. She capitalized on a situation where God could have been revealing Himself to her through a perfect stranger, and she responded in the right way, extending an act of love and kindness. When we behave like that, it is pleasing to God.
As we think about the next person that we are going to extend an act of love and kindness to, let us cling to these words: “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11 (ESV)
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So today, please God by being kind to someone else.