EXPERIENCE GOD IN SCRIPTURE
Matthew 5:5—The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. (HCSB)
Matthew 11:29—Jesus: “Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (NLT)
Since God Himself is gentle with us, He directs us to be gentle with others. Who is someone who could benefit from your being gentle with them?
Thinking even one step deeper, how could you be gentle in a perfect way with their needs?
Frances de Sales: “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
Lord, Your Scriptures tell me that it’s Your kindness that leads me to repent of my sins . . . not fear of Your judgment! This is so encouraging! Of course, while I do fear what You could do to me in punishment, I know that I’m compelled to come closer to You because of Your gentle way with my imperfection. Give me Your heart so I will mirror that gentleness with others today. When I am like You, it can be so, Amen.