'Gentleness' Tagged Posts

'Gentleness' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” vss. 2-3 Isaiah 42:1-9 As the prophet laid out his vision for Israel, he uses the term “Servant” in describing the nation’s work. The new Israel will not use military might to force its will upon the world, but will instead faithfully,…

Daily Devotions

Philippians 4:1-5 … “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.” vss. 4-5 Paul tells the Philippians in the closing part of his letter that the “Lord is near.” Most often we read these words as a kind of warning–Paul wants the Philippians to be on their best behavior when Jesus returns–and it could be that this is what he has in mind.  But it’s more likely…

Daily Devotions: August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018 Ephesians 4:1-10…“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…” vss. 1-2 As holy and called followers of Jesus, we are to lead lives that reflect our calling. Of course we are saved by grace, but that can never be an excuse for careless and shameful living. There are standards…