Welcome to Day 6 of our 31 Attributes of God series! If you missed a day, you can find all of our posts right here. Be sure to grab the accompanying free printable here (no email address required!) and join us for today's study!
How often do you think about God being gentle? While I frequently think about His greatness, His power, and His sovereignty, I usually forget that He is also gentle. But this is a very important attribute to study because it balances His strength and might.
Let's see what Scripture has to say about God's gentleness:
- 2 Samuel 22:36 - " You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great" (NKJV).
- Matthew 11:29 - " Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (NKJV).
It's good to know that we serve a strong and powerful God. But it's equally good to know that He is gentle with us, too. As the psalmist says so well, "For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust" (NKJV, emphasis added). Our Heavenly Father deals with us gently, knowing that we are frail and need His tender care.
Today's Assignment: Be sure to fill out our free worksheet here. What intrigues you most about God's gentleness? How does this deepen your understanding of the Lord, and how does it impact your spiritual growth? Make sure to record your thoughts.