… putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless He heals with love.[/caption]and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper]. (Colossians 3:12 AMP)
Tenderhearted pity and mercy are so Jesus. He would come into a town and people would surround Him. He didn’t get flustered or angry and irritated. He didn’t walk away or turn His back. His heart broke for them. They were needy physically yes, but definitely more important, needy spiritually. So He healed them to give them love.
A kind feeling, lowly opinion of ourselves and gentle ways. I watch my mom and brothers with their babies. Gentle and kind and tender quieted those babies down. They could pick the little guy or girl up, those babies just rested in mom’s and my brother’s hands. Something sweet to watch. But people watch us for our gentleness. They long for it.
Then last but not least…patience. We need to endure. Life can seem long And we need to endure what comes not lashing out at anyone but keeping our temper even and honoring of those around us.