Are you fighting the good fight of faith?

But you , o man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 timothy 6:11,12 NKJV.Belt_Back
Gentleness, praotes, Strong’s # 4236–a disposition that is even-tempered, tranquil, balanced in spirit, unpretentious, and that has the passions under control. the word is best translated “meekness,” not as an indication of weakness, but of power and strength under control.
The person who possesses this quality pardons injuries, corrects faults, and rules his own spirit well. We are able to see what meekness can help us do. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15).
Let us be doers –not just hearers of the word. What do we receive when we practice meekness? Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls ( James 1:21).

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    May 20, 2014 @ 21:54:23

    Great word study, Manny. In the times in which we live, we need to tighten the strings on our boxing gloves and balance that with the gentleness that the Word speaks of. As you have stated, meekness isn’t weakness.

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  2. mikeandsus
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 10:50:10

    I agree! great thoughts on meekness… and thanks for visiting The Sovereign.

    Reply

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