Sunday, June 27, 2010
Gentleness is the main word/concept that I got from my quiet time this morning.
Such a huge word.
"Let your **gentleness** be known to all men. The Lord is at hand." Phil 4:5
and then the more well-known passages:
II Tim 2:24---"And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be **gentle** to all, able to teach, patient..."
I Pet 3:3-4---"Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a **gentle** and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."
James 3:16-18---"For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, **gentle**, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace"
AND, of course it's one fruit of the Holy Spirit:
Gal 5:22-24--- "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, **gentleness**, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
There are more passages but we can't skip the one about our Lord Jesus:
Matt 11:28-30----"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”