“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11
Are you ready for a challenge?? I want to challenge you this morning to flee from the things of this world and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness. The pursuit of gentleness will transform your heart and soul. Gayle Erwin writes, “Gentleness is not apathy but is an aggressive expression of how we view people. We see people as so valuable that we deal with them in gentleness, fearing the slightest damage to one for whom Christ died. To be apathetic is to turn people over to mean and destructive elements, to truly love people cause for us to be aggressively gentle.” I choose the pursuit of aggressive gentleness in my life today!! Choose today to flee the things of this world and pursue the righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness of God all day today!! We need a gentle revolution of gentleness, led by gentle people for the purpose of cultivating a generation of gentle giants who are ready to engage the culture with the relentless gentleness of Jesus Christ. Let the gentle revolution begin today!!