A Gentle Spirit

Dear Friends,

Interesting how many times “gentleness” is mentioned in the Bible.  The only time Jesus described Himself in the New Testament, one of the words He used was “gentle”.  And yet some church people will even criticize ya’ for being gentle.  I reckon they’d criticize Jesus, too.  The following are some examples from God’s Word: 
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.


Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Galatians 5:22 The fruit of the Spirit is… Gentleness.

Colossians 3:12 Clothe yourselves with compassion kindness, humility, gentleness.

Many church folks think being a Christian is just throwing your weight around, bossing people, and sporting an attitude of almost arrogance.  Couldn’t be farther from the truth!  That’s the world’s way.  Let’s not do God’s work in a mean-hearted way.  With God’s help, let’s get a hold of our anger and show the world how a real believer lives!

Accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. – – – Romans 15:7
Bro. John