• Gentleness and Self-Control Devotional

    Matthew 11:28–30

    Jesus, indeed, was a gentle man, but He was by no means a pushover. He denounced sin when He needed to and gave His life of His own accord, not because the Romans and the Sanhedrin forced Him to the cross (Matt. 23; John 10:18). As with patience, it takes much wisdom to remain self-controlled and gentle. But with the help of the Spirit, we can learn to be gentle without being pushovers. Let us strive toward this end today. View Resource

  • Selfless Love Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:4-5

    Do you struggle with a short temper? Are you quick to exaggerate things and make the worst out of any and all circumstances? The antidote to these things is remembering the patience of our Creator. He did not wipe us off the face of the earth the first time we broke His commands. He shows us patience today in calling us to repentance. If our great God has shown such love, how can we think that we can show any less toward others? View Resource

  • Gentleness Devotional

    Matthew 11:28–30

    God’s mercy and gentleness to unrepentant sinners will not last forever. One day they shall receive His wrath, and in some small way we will participate in the judgment of the world (1 Cor. 6:2a). Until that day, we must imitate the gentleness of Jesus, knowing that some to whom we give mercy may be elect and one day come to saving faith (Matt. 5:43–48). Be gentle with those to whom you have been severe, thereby imitating God’s mercy to all who repent and believe. View Resource

  • Meekness and Self-Control Devotional

    Numbers 12:1-15

    Today’s lesson puts the fruit of the Spirit into a chain of growth and development. Read the last paragraph again, and then close the book and see if you can rehearse the logic of Galatians 5:22–23. In light of the last sentence in the lesson, why do you think so few Christians have influence in our society today? View Resource