Do you ever think about the evolution of our culture? If someone from 100 years ago could see us now, they would be in shock. Nothing is the same in the landscape or the people. Some of that change is amazing but, some of it is terrifying. I think specifically of the evolution of Marriage and the breakdown of the family that has followed much of that change. One piece that it a tragedy is the lost art of gentleness.
Gentleness is a lost art that can fill a Christian Marriage with Joy
I know I know, gentleness gets a bad rap in our culture. To be gentle is to be seen as weak and gullible. But did you know that gentleness is supposed to be a part of Christianity? Maybe it deserves another look.
Colossians 3:12-13 (NASB) 12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
What exactly is Gentleness?
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These are not words related to weakness, but strength! When I think of gentleness I see it as power under control.
Jesus is characterized by gentleness.
He was certainly not weak. Jesus was in very nature God (Philippians 2:6). At any time while on earth Jesus could have acted in His power and proven Himself. Instead, Jesus taught and corrected showing compassion, kindness, and humility.
Jesus is the perfect example of power under control – Gentleness in action.
What would Gentleness look like in your Christian Marriage?
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