God's Kindness

This week I read 2 Samuel 9. It tells the story of David's kindness to Mephibosheth.


It's a long story that I won't go into here (if you really want to know the whole story read 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in the Old Testament. The short version is this...David had a friend named Jonathan, Jonathan's dad's name was Saul, and Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth (Saul's grandson). Confused yet??? Like I said, read 1 and 2 Samuel...well one day David asks this question "Is anyone still alive from Saul's family? If so I want to show God's kindness to them." God's kindness....the words jumped right off the page. So I asked the obvious question "Why God's Kindness? Why not just regular ordinary, everyday kindness? Why say specifically "GOD'S KINDNESS?" So I went searching for God's kindness, longing to know what it meant. Well, I found the answer in Ephesians 2:1-7...No I am NOT going to put it here! You go read it!! RIGHT NOW!!! : )

Did you see it? Did you see God's kindness and what it is??

Now read Colossians 3:12...Go ahead, read it and see what it says about kindness.

Good Stuff :)

What is God's Kindness and how is it different from our human kindness?? Leave you comments. I would love to know what you think.


  1. Kaitey/Kaitlyn said...
    Hi Erin,
    I really thought that the verse Collossions 3:12 really stuck out 2 me in the version of the Message. You should read it. I think that it really points that LOVE is something you should always have with you like your heart. You would never go anywhere with out your heart, so you should never go anywhere with out planing 2 love everyone.Whether they bug you or not. :)
    Anonymous said...
    hey erin this is really a good way for us to be on the computer. and the message yesterday was really something.8-) yes that is my smiley face lol.
    Erin Wible said...
    Colossians 3:12 was exactly the verse I could not think of last night...how dumb am I?? So excited that you and Ryan have commented on this one. I hope more people join in.
    Ellie said...
    Erin, can I just say how awesome I think it is that you are totally a natural at asking the right questions! You're asking the kind of questions that they teach us to ask all through school. You catch on must faster then me :-) Well done!You're awesome.

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