“Hello! We heard about your situation and we would like to pay for your rent for the next three months!”
“Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! This will help our family so much!”
It was a random act of kindness. These scenes are increasingly being played out in communities across the country. Large and small businesses, public servants, and anonymous individuals randomly select individuals they deem worthy to receive money and resources to give them short term assistance. What motivates them? For many it is a way to give back to the communities in which they live. For others, it is to help others less fortunate than they are. However noble these causes, there may also be financial gains in the form of tax deductions and advertising for their respective businesses.
Christians should also embrace random acts of kindness. The Bible definitely supports this.
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.
Psalms 112:9 (NLT)
What motivates them?
…How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands.
Psalms 112:1 (NLT)
Christians should be willing to perform random acts of kindness. It is not for recognition or financial gain. It should be motivated only by gratitude for what God has done for them.
…Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:8 (NKJV)
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.