The theme for today’s Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional September 5 2023 is ”Getting Their Goat”
Earlier this year two police offers in Oklahoma received a report of someone yelling for help. They responded to the call and tracked the voice. When they came upon the distressed individual, they found not a human but a goat. Its cry sounded like “Help!” The animal had become separated from its mate, and the officers kindly guided it back to its companion.1
If we listen carefully nowadays, we can hear cries for help coming from many different places. People need a kind shoulder to lean on, a kind friend to talk with, a kind word to encourage them, or some help kindly given.
Showing kindness to others is something we as Christians simply do! Proverbs 19:22 says, “What is desired in a man is kindness.” And Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.”
Kindness is among the items we call the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Praise God today that the kindness of Jesus is available for you to duplicate in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Kindness has been called the small coin of love.
J. R. Miller
Source: Turning Point Ministries