#4688 – Gentleness Is…

Good morning people who are in love with the God of gentleness  

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

God is gentle; that is, He is meek and humble.

Many view God as a harsh judge. This is simply not an accurate image of God. Yes, He is holy, but He is also gentle.

Little children loved Jesus.

Mark 10:13-16 NIV People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Children are quite perceptive about adults. They don’t have to know their whole history. They simply know if they feel welcomed and loved or not. With Jesus, children felt welcome and loved because He was gentle and kind.

When people encounter God’s gentleness through us, they will encounter God Himself.

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

What is the result of people spending time with you?