Gently Instruct

Today’s Encouragement is 2 Timothy 2:24-25 NLT A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.

Gently Instruct –

It seems arguments are everywhere, especially on social media! But well before this technology, we often were at odds with neighbors or sadly, even family.

As believers, we are called to a higher standard.  Not forced or required but invited and empowered to live above the din.

Our flesh wants to do battle, to ‘jump in the middle of it’, or for many, just to run away from any conflict.

But, God’s wisdom says, instead of fighting or running… Gently instruct! With kindness, wisdom, and patience.

Father God, we confess we are often unable to demonstrate kindness and gentleness to ‘those who oppose the truth’.  But we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength (Phil. 4:13), so give us faith to live out Your instruction, to gently instruct others, and to pray for them, so that You might “change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.”

With Great Gentleness

Sandra McCracken

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