RESOURCES (Day 6 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)

I looked around for books about gentleness and ran across this book by Dallas Willard, but it was more about gentleness in apologetics (something we could all use 1 Peter 3:15) and not quite what I was looking for.

So I went back to Jesus as a model for gentleness.

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; Matthew 12:20  ESV

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 ESV

I would think reading and meditating on the four gospels would be a tremendous help in understanding and growing in gentleness.

wife reading gospel story

Also look for folks you consider gentle and use them as a model. I have a couple of friends that are particularly gentle with kids. I can learn something from them.


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