What does the gentleness of Jesus the Messiah look like?
What does the gentleness of Jesus the Messiah look like? Jesus gave us the perfect picture of gentleness: “See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey” (Matthew 21:5), and now He offers us His gentleness as a gift.
If we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will be filled with fruit of gentleness.
I want that! Yes Master Jesus. Bring it on.
It happens to others I know. What is my attitude? How should I act?
Jesus calls on me to be gentle. Gentleness is the character of love. Jesus shows it all the time.
I wander off. I am wayward. I drift. It happens.
It happens to others I know as well. What is my attitude? How should I act?
Isaiah 40:1–2 (NASB) — “Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.”
Gentleness is a mark and a part of the character of a follower of Jesus. We know from Galatians 5:22 that gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
How do others know I am following Jesus? They see my gentleness. Jesus himself, in His Manifesto, said “Happy are those who are gentle (meek) for they will inherit the earth.”
The Greek word is πραΰτης praëtēs, prah-oo´-tace meaning mildness, humility or meekness. Jesus himself said we would be happy if we are gentle.(meek). The benefit is we will inherit the earth.