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The characteristic of being considerate or gentle, depending on what Bible version you are reading, reminded me of the way Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:4-30.) When Jesus met her, he did not attack the woman for her sins. He talked with her in a gentle and considerate way. He wanted her to repent, but he did not attack her for the sins she had committed. He did not give her a "fire and brimstone" talk about the lifestyle she was living. I am sure there had been plenty of people who had scorned her and verbally told her what a sinner she was. Because of his gentleness, she was open to what he had to say to her. She was willing to listen. When he told her he was the Messiah, she was soon off to share the news.

Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?" They came out of the town and made their way toward him (John 45 28-30.)

We must think of Jesus' example instead of attacking individuals for their lifestyle. In order for us to share the gospel, we must first be Considerate to All. As God's ambassadors, we must first show to others the Gentleness of Christ so they will be willing to listen to us.

Please join us in our ongoing study of the topic of "wisdom from above."

Volume 11 Issue 9 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation | Book Review

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