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Just Be Nice

Posted: Sunday, April 3

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19
Luke 10:13-37
Psalm 75:1-10
Proverbs 12:12-14 


Verse of the day:

“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”(Luke 10:36-37)

My daughter Chloe is the sweetest little girl in the whole entire world… but even at 7 months old that anger emotion is alive and active! When she gets really frustrated she tends to grab my face with her hands, squeeze as hard as she can, and knead her face into mine. She’s strong and sometimes, even for a grown man, it hurts! When she does that, I try to catch it quick, pull her off, and whisper, “Nice Chloe. Be Nice.” My sweet murmurs are complimented with soft pets on her arm. That usually calms her down. 



If you haven’t read the story of the Good Samaritan, check it out! Today’s verse of the day comes from that story and the big concept is to just be nice. That’s it, just be nice! Be nice to people you don’t know. Be nice to people you do know. Be nice to people you like, the people you don’t like, and especially to the people you really don’t like. Just be nice!



It’s much easier said than done, but being a Christian means being a good neighbor, no matter who it is, by being nice. That means to the cashier at the gas station or waiter who’s messed up your order four times. It means being nice, overly nice, when you’re belittled or see someone who’s said mean things about you. Just be nice! You feel much better by being nice to people, and as a result, you bless other people in a powerful way! Today, ask the Holy Spirit to give you a joyful attitude and to remind you constantly to just be nice! It can change your day and the day of those around you!