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Written By Bill Crowder for “Our Daily Bread” @ http://odb.org
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Original post @ “Our Daily Bread” https://odb.org/US/2022/06/02/set-apart
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.
Today’s Scripture & Insight:
In November 1742, a riot broke out in Staffordshire, England, to protest against the gospel message Charles Wesley was preaching. It seems Charles and his brother John were changing some longstanding church traditions, and that was too much for many of the townsfolk.
When John Wesley heard about the riot, he hurried to Staffordshire to help his brother. Soon an unruly crowd surrounded the place where John was staying. Courageously, he met face to face with their leaders, speaking with them so serenely that one by one their anger was assuaged.
Wesley’s gentle and quiet spirit calmed an angry mob. But it wasn’t a gentleness that occurred naturally in his heart. Rather, it was the heart of the Savior whom Wesley followed so closely. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This yoke of gentleness became the true power behind the apostle Paul’s challenge to us: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).
In our humanness, such patience is impossible for us. But by the fruit of the Spirit in us, the gentleness of the heart of Christ can set us apart and equip us to face a hostile world. When we do, we fulfill Paul’s words, “Let your gentleness be evident to all” (Philippians 4:5).
By: Bill Crowder
Reflect & Pray
Why does today’s culture see gentleness as weakness? How is gentleness actually strong?
Dear God, remind me that Jesus displayed a heart of gentleness and compassion to His adversaries.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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