MAKE AN ACTIVE EFFORT TO BE KIND
“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;” Proverbs 24:27 (NKJV)
God’s intention is to display good will toward all men. He takes no pleasure in the calamity of the wicked, but continually desires for even the most wicked person to turn from his/her wicked ways so that he/she can live a life of blessings.
We are to extend good will to those who have hurt us and we’re to pray for them to be helped and blessed of the Lord. Goodwill means more than just forgiving them and refusing to be bitter or wishing people harm. It’s the right thing to do.
When we have goodwill toward someone, we make a choice to behave kindly toward them. We willfully choose to take satisfaction and delight in seeing them blessed. Love is the presence of goodness, kindness, and blessing.
Application For The Day:
God expects us to be courteous, kind, and express goodwill towards others – even our enemies. I make a conscious decision today to always show goodwill towards people.
Prayer For The Day:
Father God, I am thankful that You made me who I am. I am thankful that I do not rejoice when my enemy falls, and that I do not let my heart be glad when he stumbles; that You already showed me how to be kind to others. With your strength I will continue in these things, in Jesus’ Name.