January 18 – With A Tender Touch

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With A Tender Touch

January 18 
Daily Reading – Genesis 37 / Matthew 12:15-32

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar?” Solomon said it this way in Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. This is the principle Jesus used in His ministry as well. One rough touch on a bruised reed will break it. Smoking flax was the wick of a lamp when it had no more oil and the embers of a flame could be snuffed out if handled wrong. Jesus, with tender love and skill would uplift the broken and weak and kindle a flame with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

    Let’s be gentle with the tender hearts, the bruised life, and a flame barely burning that is brought our way.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  What soft word or kind gesture might we share
to give people a new, real life?

     
Living In His Word Ministries
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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director|
Hebrews 2:12