Wednesday, June 15, 2011


So I'm studying Philippians 4:4-7 pretty indepth right now.  It involves a challenge I'll probably go into more later.  But . . . I thought you would appreciate {and maybe not if you're not so much of a Greek geek like I am! J} this word study I just concluded on the word "forbearance" from verse 5.

"Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men."


  • Mildness
  • Patience
  • Yieldingness
  • Gentleness
  • Clemency
It is . . .
  • to interpret things in the best sense
  • unwillingness to litigate or contend
  • meekness under provocation
  • readiness to forgive injuries
  • fair in judging the character and actions of others
  • sweetness of disposition
  • not rigidly insisting on one's rights
  • using the best of words and actions
  • treating ALL others with humanity, kindness and respect
  • forgiving offences
  • not avenging self or giving way to wrath
  • no return of ill; by word or deed
  • patient suffering for well doing
It does not mean to yield the rights belonging to God in matters of doctrine and worship. 

But . . .

To give way and yield up what is one's right and due, 
for the sake of peace!

Wow!  Gonna need some help on this one, Jesus!

*Information gathered from Clarke's and John Gill's Bible Commentaries*