Monday: Read Proverbs 15:1 (NIV) and Proverbs 25:15 (NIV). What do these wise words of Solomon teach you about the power of gentleness? Where do you find “gentleness power” the most difficult place to live? The easiest place to live?
Tuesday: Read Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 471). Why do you think our country is filled with anger? How might Jesus’ invitation offer a better way for our world? For you personally? Where do you need rest for your soul?
Wednesday: Read Philippians 4:2 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 474). When are you most challenged with your words and your tone to be thoughtful of others? How might the four words: “Help me to understand”, help you in being gentle? Is there a place where you need to seek such understanding?
Friday: Read Philippians 4:3-4 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 474). Why is rejoicing (returning to Jesus as the source of our joy) vital to resolving conflict and living with the power of gentleness? Where do you need to apply such rejoicing power in your life today?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Memorize This Week’s Memory Verse: Philippians 4:5 (NIV, BELIEVE, p. 466) "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near."
- Memorize This Week’s Key Idea: I am thoughtful, considerate and calm in my dealings with others.
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