The person that is seeking the best in others and helping lift up others is meek and gentle. Learning to be a gentle is an important social skills we all need to practice. Surely at this point no one would have mentioned Elijah and gentleness in the same breath. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. The other kind of clothing is the garments that we wear that people see.
Gentleness is a quality that comes from the heart and soul. Is it the picture of a mother and a newborn child tenderly cuddled in her arms? God, often through circumstances in our lives, will provide opportunities to practice these characteristics until they become a part of who we are in Christ. Certainly in the biblical sense it is not weakness, nor is it self-debasing or a belittling of oneself. Do you sometimes find yourself wishing for those times? Certainly not males, despite the term 'gentleman'. Jesus never holds back the truth, yet He gives life, not destruction. The action is taken now with a good idea of what will happen as a result of what is done. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! You know the garments that help to hold us all together.
It is easy for us in the natural to react with violence or anger, especially if we feel insecure in our position. She didn't need to be gentle because she lacked the power to cause me any pain. The story found in involves Jesus Christ traveling to Jerusalem with His disciples. It's about a moment by moment walk with Jesus that is unending. Gentle words wield great power ;. There was a playfulness about her nips and a gentleness that prevented them from really hurting him. Gentleness breeds peace, calm, and consistency of character.
It really does take much more discipline and self control to respond in a gentle way! The supreme exemplar of gentleness is Israel's God. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. So what do you say? It is the humble and meek attitude of wanting to help other people instead of wanting to be superior to them. To provide a better website experience, letterpile. Neither is it a false humility that refuses to recognize God has given us talents and abilities or that refuses to use them for His glory. Barclay, New Testament Words, pp. The teacher chose to respond to students in a gentle manner, and the class reacted positively.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. Those who would follow Jesus Christ must by all means learn what it means to be meek and lowly in heart. Will he speak to you soft words? Samaritans refused to allow Jews to enter their city Luke 9:51-53 51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. A gentle heart will accept God's wisdom and yield to His discernment. He flees for his life. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength and other words—like aggression and even violence.
We are not carried away by rage, personal vindictiveness, greed, or pride as we seek victories for Christ. For usage information, please read the. He leads me beside still waters. Like Elijah, they wanted to burn evildoers. It is to accept God's worldview, reflecting truth about the spiritual and the material worlds. Thank you, Lord, for the experiences that teach us how to fulfill your purpose with humble gentleness.
I am an extroverted, loud, always joking, person who likes to have a lot of fun—that doesn't sound too gentle to me. Ours is not a gentle world When we think of gentleness, we note a marked contrast between that ideal and the standards of our era. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. Galatians 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:25; and 1 Peter 3:15 all use gentleness to describe the way we are to correct or teach others. But when we accept the reality of who we are in Christ and trust the Holy Spirit to help us, we can be gentle, whatever conflicts may arise. A oil negativits and think about ways to make a situation better.
How are you cultivating gentleness into your own spirit? I think gentleness is intertwined with kindness. When we are in the presence of infants we are naturally gentle and tender — if perhaps a little clumsy or tentative with it through lack of practice — any harshness stands out like a sore thumb. We are to be grateful and thankful to God in all things. It is to our advantage to have a gentle attitude toward God because He is and we are not. What is your body telling you about how you feel in your mind? Turn, turn from your evil ways! The book of Isaiah shows us that Jesus Christ will deal with an afflicted humanity with the utmost tenderness. Why does God want us to demonstrate gentleness? The situation should to determine the tone.