Gentleness takes patience; It’s aims to be kind; It prays without ceasing; it loses it’s pride; It knows we’re all flesh, so It looks for others best. These things it rejoices in. In God it abides.
Gentleness is thoughtful; It chooses words wisely; it doesn’t rush in with sword raised high; It was taught that the battle has already been won; It knows that our fight isn’t against flesh and blood.
Gentleness is peaceful, it’s submissive before God. It trusts Him completely; it lives in His love. Gentleness is truthful; but it does so with care. It doesn’t retaliate; it gives more than it’s share.
Gentleness takes tempering–testing till true. It doesn’t come easy; it’s the narrow path we choose. But gentleness is honored. She has her rewards. So we keep pressing onwards till that soft answer is learned.
January 22, 2020
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Be Mindful of those Thorns…
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”–Proverbs 15:1 (ESV)
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”-James 3:17(ESV)
“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” ❤2 Timothy 2:24-26(ESV)
Our Gentle Jesus…
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” ❤Matthew 11:29