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Discussion Forum : Devotional Thoughts : "I am gentle and lowly in heart."

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 "I am gentle and lowly in heart."

"I am gentle and lowly in heart." Matthew 11:29

"Now it is very remarkable that the only passage in the whole New Testament in which the heart of Jesus is distinctly mentioned is the one before us. . . .

The words employed here include, first, a readiness on the part of Christ to pardon all past offenses. 'Come to me,' he says, 'for however much you may have offended in the past, I am meek and easily to be entreated. I am ready to forgive, to forget and cast behind my back all your provocations. I do not say this to cajole you; my very heart says it, for my heart is full of tenderness and compassion for you.'

The words also include a willingness to endure yet further offenses. 'Not only do I forget the past but I am ready to bear with you still, though you should still offend me. I will endure it all. Come to me, although you cannot hope that your future character will be perfect. I will help you to struggle into holiness and be patient with your failures. As frequently as you shall grieve me, so frequently will I forgive you. I am meek in heart, ready to forgive the past and willing to bear with you in the present and in the future.'

Beloved brethren, what a heart Jesus has to receive sinners in this divine manner!"

C. H. Spurgeon, Treasury of the New Testament, I:177~179.

 2009/7/22 15:54
ccchhhrrriiisss
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 Re: "I am gentle and lowly in heart."

Thank you for this!

I was saved after reading Matthew 11:28-30 while attending a youth camp as a teenager. God used that verse to reach my somewhat agnostic heart one morning...and I cried out to Him while standing in a lonely field later that night!

My cry to God was that I wanted to know Him. It is still the cry of my heart!

:-)


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 2009/7/22 21:52Profile
TaylorOtwell
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 Re: "I am gentle and lowly in heart."

Encouraging! Thanks for posting.


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Taylor W. Otwell
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 2009/7/22 22:12Profile









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Chris and Taylor, praise God for the encouragement this was to you~
What beautiful verses to soften a heart... wonderful testimony!

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My cry to God was that I wanted to know Him. It is still the cry of my heart!



Amen!

 2009/7/23 5:12





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