The Bible commands all followers of Christ to lead their lives by the very words of Jesus: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Therefore, as a leader, treating your employees with kindness should especially be a top priority — no matter the challenges you face nor how stressful your job may be — as your actions directly reflect on your relationship with Christ.

Here are 5 more Bible verses that can help you lead your employees with kindness:

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3 ESV)

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 ESV)

“Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.” (Exodus 18:21 ESV)

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2 ESV)

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:3-8 ESV)