Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meekness, not Weakness

Verse of the Month 

“But he said to them,
“Do not be alarmed.  You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He
is risen! He is not here.  See the place where they laid Him.”  (Mark 16:6 NKJV) 

April 8th, 2017 

Meekness, not weakness,
is of great value to God. 

Scripture Reading:  Galatians 5:16-26   

“…love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
(Galatians 5:22-23) 

On April 14th my nephew Michael was born.  From the very beginning, Mikey endeared himself to everyone.  While many children of the same age were aggressive and possessive, Mikey was a meek and quiet spirit.  Today, a few decades later he is over six-feet tall and around pounds.  But you know what?  He is still “Mikey”, because he still possesses that meek and quiet spirit.  The true attributes of being a man.

In 1 Peter 3:4, it says, “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”   

God puts great value on a meek and quiet spirit.  The world sees meekness and quietness as weaknesses, but God sees it differently.  You don’t have to go running around like a bull in the china shop of life to prove that you are a man or that you are in charge.  God says, “put on the garment or the ornament of meekness and quietness of spirit, and you are of great value to Me”. 

Our scripture reading for today speaks of the fruit of the Spirit.  To be true men and women of God we need to operate in these fruit (the abundant harvest of good things from God).  When we mingle our faith with the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, we too can have the testimony that was said of Enoch in Hebrews 11:5, “…that he pleased God.”    

Being right now, purpose in your heart to please God and bear much fruit for His Kingdom.   

April 8th – 14th Daily Bible Reading

*Also be sure to read a Proverb a day.

Daily Readings are designed to read through the entire Bible in one year.

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