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What is Humble and Gentle?

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 New International Version.                                                                             

To be humble does not mean we are to allow ourselves to be societies doormats and allow them to walk all over us.                                                                                  

It also does not mean we are to belittle Jehovahs gifts to us (so say you have been blessed with great painting talents and someone compliments you on a piece of your artwork, instead of trying to say the work is not that good give credit to Jehovah for blessing you with this gift and share with others the commitment it take to be such a good painter).                                                                                                           

I know. I went through a time when others complimented my writing and I kept on giving credit to the Holy Spirit. Finally a Christian writer informed me that although it was obvious the Holy Spirit was directing my writing there was also some of me in the writing and that was a gift from God. To belittle that gift was an insult to Him. 

To be gentle is also a part of being patient.

 So, just as someone was gentle with us in teaching us to ride a bicycle so too are we to be gentle with those who are just beginning in their walk. That is for all aspects of life. Just think of the example you set when you encounter someone new at a job and you gently guide them into learning the ropes.  We are to bear each others burdens and sorrows so as to cement our Christian communities communion and to encourage others t join our holy family..                                                                    

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (god is gracious) bless me with a gracious heart like Your most cherished son Jesus Christ. I meekly request this in His gracious name. .Amen.                                                                                                                   

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

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