God Thought 9/14/22

Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. '

Colossians 4:5-6

Gentleness

Gentleness goes a long way in any conversation, relationship, or situation. Proverbs says that it has the ability to turn away wrath; its power is great and truly incomprehensible.

When you interact with someone, Colossians says we should do it in grace, that how we speak to them should bring out the best in them. Particularly in a tense moment or one with an unbeliever. Being kind with someone when your instinct is to lash out or correct is gentleness in action.

Therefore, when anger begins to brew in you and in the other person, it’s our responsibility to diffuse the tension. Choose to turn the table by responding in kindness and gentleness.

Whether it’s a relationship with another person or as a part of the body of Christ, choose gentleness to guide you. Doing this will speak volumes to those around you and help foster unity in your relationships.

Make it a point daily to pray for gentleness, that God will help you in the way you interact with and respond to others. Gentleness is not always easy but it is always necessary.

From a YouVersion Bible Study
Cultivating Unity (Day 3)
by Brittany Rust

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