Cultivate a gentle spirit…


  -Spurgeon, “Thou Art Now the Blessed of the Lord.

I do believe that there is nothing that has such power over ungodly men as gentleness of spirit, quietness of behavior, patience of character, and the continual conquest over an evil temper.

If you grow angry when people are angry with you, you will have lost your witness. But if you can be patient under persecution, if you can smile when they ridicule you, if you can yield your rights, if you can bear and continue to bear, you are greater than the man who has taken a city.

Let the meek and lowly Christ be your example, and seek to be a partaker of his Spirit. He prayed even for his murderers, “Father, forgive them,” and he ever sought to return good for evil. I pray you to do the same, cultivate a gentle spirit.

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