“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” -Philippians 4:5
When Jesus came, people expected a mighty warrior who would overthrow the Roman Empire and lead the Jews into battle. However, when Jesus came, it was as a gentle servant.
If our goal is to look more like Christ every day, we should exude the gentleness that our Lord had.
In a society fueled by selfish ambition, a gentle spirit hits like a tidal wave.
People who have humbled themselves before God are inexplicably attractive; their pull is not towards themselves but to the Holy Spirit of God that dwells in them. When people come near to us, what do they see?
Are we gentle to ALL people because we know that the Lord is near?
LORD, thank you for dwelling in me. Please forgive me for the times I have been angry and impatient with the people around me. Help me to speak to others with a gentle tongue and to serve with a gentle spirit.