Friday, November 10, 2017

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 28:1-21; Ezekiel 24:1-25:17; John 9:1-17

Let your moderation be known unto all men. Philippians 4:5

The Greek word for moderation is variously translated “gentleness,” “forbearance,” “yieldingness,” or “sweet reasonableness.” The same root word is rendered “clemency” in Acts 10:1; 24:4. The conservative
scholar A. T. Robertson has said of this virtue: “Courtesy is not far from the true idea. It is graciousness with strength and poise of character.” Does this gentleness characterize you and me? And take note that it extends not only to our fellow believers, but to all insofar as possible. —W. Ross Rainey

Saviour, where’er my path may lead,
Help me Thy will to know.
May it ever be my steadfast creed,
Thy gentleness to show. —W. R. R.