This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God responds to our acts of kindness.
In this series, we’re focusing on God’s intimate relationship with us. When we think about our acts of kindness, we can probably recall quite a few times we have gone the extra mile for another without the expectation of receiving anything in return. In fact, the other person may not have even known the extent to which we inconvenienced ourselves.
Here’s the key. Given God’s intimate relationship with you, He knows it all. It is just when you are kind for the sake of being kind that He will surprise you and bless you abundantly.
This was the case for Rebekah. One day, Abraham directed his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant loaded up ten camels with all sorts of gifts for the future wife.
When he reached a small town, the servant met a woman named Rebekah and asked her for a drink of water. She not only provided a drink for him, but she offered water to his ten camels too. We can only assume to what extent Rebekah inconvenienced herself to provide water for all ten camels.
Soon after that, the servant asked Rebekah if she would marry Isaac and she said yes. It’s interesting how Rebekah starts out in a servant’s role but ends up as the future daughter-in-law of Abraham, which means she became a very rich woman.
You have an intimate relationship with God, so He knows the perfect way to reward your acts of kindness. As you embrace that idea, remember these words: “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
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So today, know that God sees your acts of kindness.