{Gentleness} The Arm of Love by Ian…

 

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Yahweh is Love. And He made certain that as His children we know that we are to exemplify this trait above all else. That it was our most noticeable tie to our affiliation with Him in fact.

 

1Yochanan (1 John) 4:7 – Beloved ones, let us love one another, because love is of Elohim, and everyone who loves has been born of Elohim, and knows Elohim.

 

Now there are many ways we love one another. Several ways all described and told in the scriptures. But I believe one of the most important ways overlooked is how we love each other  in the sense of behavior. I think Gentleness should be the most descriptive word we can use when describing our behavior to others. Being gentle to one another is the most obvious way we show love. To be gentle implies that you take very seriously and emotionally the cares, needs, desires, and pains of another person. You handle them with care in every situation. How you speak to them, how you rebuke them, how you do anything with them should be done in gentleness. Yahushua was extremely gentle and caring. You knew that He was definitely loving because of this behavior trait. People could see how He treated others with Gentleness and knew that He was loving and kind. Why? Because the very act of gentle behavior implies/shows kindness and love.

 

Ephesians 4:2-3—With all humility and meekness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being eager to guard the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 

Being gentle people is a way of showing meekness and humility as well. It is arrogant and aggressive to completely dis-regard the feelings of others; and such action or speech is definitely not done in humility. But gentleness does it’s very best not to unnecessarily offend, but is always truthful. It is not gentle to lie and not tell someone the Truth because it might hurt them. Rather, it is gentle to converse with them in every way always, in a way that shows you Love and care for them. When we are gentle with one another we allow each other to be trusting. If I know you are gentle with me, that shows you care for me and I can trust you will not do things purposely against me. We can converse and interact in complete love when we do so in gentleness. Gentleness makes it possible for us to easily resolve any situation and maintain unity among our brethren as well. 

 

Mishle (Proverbs) 15:1—A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up displeasure.

 

Gentleness is vital to our interaction with one another. The people of the World attempt love and interaction but have trouble completely establishing it many times because the fundamentals of love are deemed weak, situational, or just not as fun as other methods the World has invented. The truth is, gentleness is the well spring of love. It is the most obvious and clear sign of whether someone loves another person. Our action’s towards each other as well as our words are what show others how we are and how we feel about another person. If you saw someone diligently serving and caring for another person and being very gentle to them, you would naturally assume that the person they serve is extremely important to the person serving and that they deeply love them. Let us show that behavior brothers and sisters.

It is the behavior that results from truly cherishing another person. And that is what we are to do to one another. We are to love others as Yahushua loved us. And believe me, He cherished us. He considered us worth everything and was always gentle to us.

 

1Thessalonians 2:7 – But we were gentle in your midst, like a nursing mother warmly loving her own children.

 

Yochanan 13:34-35—”A renewed command I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all know that you are My taught ones, if you have love for one another.”

 

So I say my brothers and sisters, that your behavior toward one another will tell all about your Love. Yes we are to lead one another in Truth and lead others to Yahweh. But we are to be GENTLE for that is who Yahweh is. That is the characterization of the behavior of his children. Gentle. That embodies meekness, humility, and love. Regardless of all things, we are to guard each other’s hearts and love one another as we love ourselves literally. Regardless of the other person, we are to do this. For love acts this way always. We have proof –

 

1Yochanan 3:16—By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

 

Therefore, let us always be this way towards one another. Be gentle toward the Temple’s of Yahweh which are other believers. Do not defile them with wicked speaking, but lift them up. The impressive thing about Yahushua is not only that He died for us, but that He also LIVED for us. While He lived He lived for us. He loved us so deeply and was gentle towards us. Let us also live for one another. For we love Elohim by this. We are loving His most prized possession. So brothers and sisters, let even your words be gentle. For it is the speech of heaven as it is the behavior of heaven that exemplifies love in it’s purest form. In every action toward your brother, do as you would to Yahushua. For He loves so deeply that an offense to another believer is an offense to Him. Truly does He exemplify the Commandment Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Mattithyahu (Matthew) 25:40—”And the Sovereign shall answer and say to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.”

 

Finally, let us also love and be gentle to even our enemies. We must remember that Yahweh our Elohim is Full and Overflowing. He is the embodiment of Abundance. He is literally, overflowing with all things that are His. Therefore it stands to reason we have more than enough love for those who hate us or do not believe as we do. Love your enemies. How? Because Yahweh has given you the capacity to overflow with so much love you can be gentle to even the most hostile Spirit. Shalom Brothers and Sisters.

 

 

I am a Torah observant believer who is moved by Yahweh to strengthen and unite the Body of Messiah. I love Yahweh and everything that is Him. I enjoy communing with believers, sharing the Truth with any and all, as well as learning all that I can and am given from others. I love to study all aspects of Torah and the deeper meaning of the Word. I also enjoy helping and doing projects that spread the Word such as this. I am a Tennis player from Houston Texas, and have found all things to be but material for Obedience to my one true Elohim and purpose- Yahweh.

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One thought on “{Gentleness} The Arm of Love by Ian…

  1. Very well written and provocative post. I have a lot of trouble with exhibiting this fruit of the spirit — gentleness. I have heard it said that if you have anger issues, you also have issues trusting Yahweh. Exhibiting unrighteous anger is a failure to trust in Yahweh. I need much improvement. I guess realizing your own shortcomings is the first step. I will pray for His help. Thank you for the post.

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