1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“Love is kind…” God is kind.
He has a common passion with our outcry for the salvation of our souls and the deliverance of our bodies from the bondage of sin. Therefore He gives generously according to His unlimited resource all that is necessary for the accomplishment of that salvation. Although His passion burns like a fire, He does not pour out His saving goodness upon us with fierce expectation of return but rather with a favoring, communicable gentleness that constantly reminds us that He wants us to be saved. This passion and generosity causes us to search for subsequent opportunities to share in God’s passion for our own soul as well as the souls of others. It causes us to gratefully receive His generous gift on our behalf as well as give generously from the deposited well-spring of life within us so that others might be saved. And our passion is for our own reconciliation with a God that is not demanding our salvation, but desiring our salvation. So we are passionate to gently reveal that God desires others to be reconciled to Him because He loves them. This is kindness.