Kindness is a component of the fruit of the Spirit. Fruit is what is borne outward from something done inwardly. In other words, it is the outward results of an activity or work. The Bible indicates that kindness is a God- nature which He extends to us by virtue of the indwelling of His Spirit. As 2 Peter 1:4 explains, He has made us partakers of His divine nature. God’s kindness requires a great degree of selflessness. God will not expect you to exhibit something he has not equipped you for.
We have learnt that it is senseless to the world to extend kindness to the undeserving. It is senseless because, humanly speaking, it is extremely difficult to first do so, and second, to do so from your heart. However, God has made us spiritual beings causing us to die to the flesh and to be alive to himself through our faith in Jesus Christ. It amazed me the first time I took notice of this scripture in 1 Corinthians 3:3 NKJV (for you are still carnal. For where there is envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?).
That scripture reveals that God’s expectation for us is not that we should act as mere or ordinary human beings but to reveal that we are god-men. Men with God residing in us in the form of His Spirit, who reveals His very nature. No wonder the Bible tells of Christians that, in this world, we are like Jesus. It is very possible for you to show kindness from your heart not only to the deserving but to your enemies because the Spirit of God lives in you and through him, kindness has become your nature. People should see the degree to which you extend kindness and conclude that you are not an ordinary human being.
That is God’s will for our lives. I believe the Word of God over my life that tells me that I am beyond ordinary and I am made to live the Christ- nature.