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Let Thy Gentleness Be Known

Gentleness is meekness expressed. It is the quality of a person who lets the treasure come forth from within. A gentle person believes what God says about Him, whereas a proud person always rejects what God says about him.

David said “Thy gentleness hath made me great” (Psalm 18:35b). A gentle person lets the Lord take over his heart. Jesus said, “I am meek and lowly” (Matthew 11:29). We need to hunger and thirst after His righteousness. “He daily loadeth us with benefits” (Psalm 68:19). God is waiting to give you benefits. His mercies will not fail you today.

These truths are enough to make our hearts jump for joy. “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). When we receive all of these benefits, we can not help but to give them to others. No longer are we reactionary; rather, we start to become merciful toward others. As we give mercy, we obtain mercy.

The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy that “The servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” God makes as much of an issue of disposition as He does of doctrinal knowledge. Again, this is why Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.” Everyday is another opportunity to learn how to grow in this.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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