What came to mind when I read today’s word “tender” was the scripture verse Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
I want to have a heart that is tender towards God. He wants me to have a tender heart towards others.
In my life God has used trying and difficult circumstances to make me more compassionate towards people. He’s also used my failures and sin to help me be more understanding and compassionate towards others.
When I’m prideful and think, “Why I would never do that!” you can be sure I’m going to have a major fall in very short order. After that fall, the Lord in His mercy and compassion, forgives me of my sin and helps me to learn from experience, what I failed to pay attention to and learn from when reading the Bible.
I want to have a heart that is tender to the Lord and to incline my ear to hear His voice through the pages of scripture and the Holy Spirit within.
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