Posted by: peebles | January 19, 2012

Psalm 18:35 (KJV), “Thy gentleness hath made me great.”

Aesop (620 – 560 BC), a Greek slave, is best known for the numerous fables that are credited to him. One of his fables tells the story of a battle, which took place between the Wind and the Sun. One day they both saw a man walking along the road wearing a jacket. The Wind boasted to the Sun, “I am so strong I can make his jacket come off.” So it blew as hard as it could, with all the gales it could muster, but instead of taking his jacket off, the man pulled it closer to himself, holding it tighter to his body.
Then is was the Sun’s turn to try. It broke through the wind and clouds, and shone on the man with its gentle rays of sunshine. The man paused and looked up. Then, as the Sun kept shinning with its gentle rays of warmth, the man relaxed and took his jacket off.It was not the harsh, howling winds, or the raging, blustery winds which cause the man to take his jacket off, but the gentleness and warmth of the Sun, which caused the man to relax, feel at easy and take his jacket off.

Our text for today says in Psalm 18:35 (KJV), “Thy gentleness hath made me great.”  His gentleness will take away the howling, raging winds and bring us peace. His warmth will minister to us and help us throw off the “jacket” of heaviness and despair, and replace it with a garment of praise. He will fill us with joy in the Holy Spirit as we yield ourselves to His gentleness and there, throw off the things that hinder us from enjoying more of the resplendent rays of glory from the Son of God the Light of Life.
My friend, it is the gentleness of the Lord that will minister to us the most. His gentleness will cause us to feel safe and secure in the Saviour’s love. God will shine upon us through His Son, who is the Light of Life. He will let His brilliant rays of glory and gentleness lift us up and make us great, for the Bible says in Psalm 18:35 (KJV), “Thy gentleness hath made me great.”
 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


Responses

  1. This is so absolutely right on and I am screaming…great post!!


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