A Gentle Spirit

The following is an excerpt from The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee (1968).

“A Gentle Spirit

“In a spirit of gentleness” (Galatians 6:1).

“Gentleness is a most necessary feature of the inner man. It is the opposite of harshness. GOD requires us to cultivate a gentle spirit. Amid the most prosperous work anyone with a gentle spirit can instantly stop on short notice from GOD, just as Philip did when sent from Samaria to the desert. A gentle spirit turns easily in GOD’S Hand however He Wills. It knows not how to resist GOD nor how to follow its own will. GOD needs such a yielding spirit to accomplish His Purposes.

“A gentle spirit is no less important in human relationships. It is The Spirit of (The)…Lamb which characterizes The Spirit of The Cross. ‘When He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten’ (1 Peter 2:23). This is a description of a gentle spirit. Such gentleness is willing to suffer loss; though it has the power of revenge and the protection of the law, it nevertheless has no wish to avenge itself with the arm of flesh. It is a spirit which in suffering harms no one. The one who can boast such a spirit as this lives righteously himself but never demands righteousness from others. He is full of love and mercy; wherefore he can melt the heart of those around him.”

PRAYER: Father GOD, in Jesus’ Name may we have a gentle spirit. Amen.

Blessings in The Most High


By Landon

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