It is nearing Midnight, and I am still up writing. I made a commitment and I am determined to keep it. #TuesdayBlogRelease #TheFruitOfTheSpirit #NineWeeks
This week’s study is on Gentleness! Gentleness, also translated “meekness (not weakness)!” #SermonNotes #GodIsForYourFamily Rather, it involves humility and thankfulness toward God, and polite, restrained behavior toward others. It is recognizing our own capacity to do harm and choosing instead to be tender, soft-spoken, soft-hearted, and careful. When we are gentle we touch the world in ways that protect and preserve it. Galatians 5:22-23 says that the Holy Spirit works in us to be more like Christ!
What is gentleness? It is the humble and meek attitude of wanting to help other people instead of wanting to be superior to them. This attitude flows from a spirit of real love for the individual—having true, outgoing concern for their well-being. Such an attitude is shown in how we think about and treat others and what we say to them.
How do we cultivate the Fruit of Gentleness?
- Submit to the will of God. Philippians 2:1-8
- Have a teachable Spirit. James 1:21
- Be Considerate of others. Ephesians 4:1-2
Philippians 4:5 tells us to “let your gentleness be known to all men.” The Lord is at hand.” Why does God want those He is working with to be concerned with how gently they think, act or talk? God has all the power in the universe, yet He is gentle with us, and He wants us to learn to be like Him. Then, when He gives us power, He will know that we will not use it cruelly or rashly. Being gentle doesn’t mean that we should not be strong in our beliefs, but it does imply that we should be wise and loving in expressing those beliefs to others. God shows tough love and teaches hard lessons to humans, all the while being the very definition of gentleness.
The Lord impressed upon my heart to do a study on Gentleness. So Here you go…. I hope it will bless you, as much as it has blessed me! #teachable #lifelonglearner #TheFruitOfTheSpirit #NineWeeks