Dav Thirteen - Oh Gentle One
But the fruit of the Spirit is …gentleness. Galatians 5:22
Gentleness is living out integrity and kindness. There is a friend I know who has six children in her family and they are not perfect by any means but I see this type of gentleness lived out. It is something that draws you in and really makes me feel like I am being wrapped up in a nice blanket. I don’t want to leave them. They are a great example of this and really it is a great testimony of God’s grace and the gospel of Christ.
I observe people looking while in public. Either they love them and it makes them smile or they give them dirty looks. It is just like the gospel; it either draws in or offends. Them just walking out this gentleness before mentioning Christ shines the gospel brightly. I am challenged by this and want to walk this out with my family well.
“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.” Titus 3:4-8
1-What can you learn about God’s gentleness (listed as kindness) from these verses?
2-How are we to respond to this gentleness or kindness of God? It is listed in verse 8.
Find something that you can devote yourself to today in doing good to your sibling out of the kindness of your heart.
Take time to devote yourself to doing good to your family as well out of the kindness of your heart.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 AM Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog No comments