"Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight," says the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
God delights in exercising or demonstrating loving kindness on the earth.
His heart is for his loving kindness to flow all over the earth.
The writers of Psalms and the prophets understood God’s loving kindness, making mention of it often.
God’s ultimate demonstration of his loving kindness was in Jesus.
Titus 3:4-5 says,
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus was the physical revelation of God’s kindness.
He embodied God’s kindness.
He expressed God’s kindness.
His death on the cross for our sins was his kindness toward us.
It is through God’s kindness that we are saved.
Ephesians 2:7-9 says,
“...the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Not only do we experience God’s kindness on earth, but we will experience his loving kindness for all eternity.
Ephesians 2:7 reveals this:
“...in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
Until that time, we are the ones who exercise God kindness on earth.
God exercises his kindness through us.
We are the ones who demonstrate God’s kindness on earth.
We share God’s kindness to others by being kind.
Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit.
As we experience God's kindness for ourselves, we will express his kindness to others (Ephesians 4:31-32).