The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye has asked all Christians to cultivate the spirit of gentility.
The Chairman said this on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, during the morning devotion of staff of the Head Office of the church.
Drawing lessons from Ephesians 4, Apostle Nyamekye explained that the call to Christianity is a call to holiness, humility and gentility. He expounded that gentility is the conscious effort that one makes to tame one’s spirit.
“A gentle person is one who has made an intentional decision and conscious effort to tame himself and put his feelings and emotions under check. He measures his actions and makes sure that the beauty of Jesus is seen in everything he does,” he reiterated.
Reading from 1 Peter 3:4, the Chairman revealed that true beauty comes from the inside of a person and not their physical appearance. He added that a person can look good on the outside, however, if the person has not made an effort to tame his spirit, that person may have an ugly personality.
“A person can be very attractive but without a gentle spirit, he or she may exude malicious and nefarious behaviors and that person’s beauty cannot overshadow this,” he posited, adding that “gentility is more beautiful than beauty.”
Touching on the example set by Jesus, Apostle Nyamekye indicated that Jesus who is the King of kings came to earth and rode on a donkey. He noted that the glory of kings is to ride on horses yet Jesus rode on a donkey to signify His humility and gentility. (Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:5)
“Donkeys are only used for menial works therefore Jesus rode on a donkey to show the effort He had made to tame Himself and lay down His glory to take up that of a common man,” he added.
“Gentility is when one can lay down one’s authority, qualities and accomplishments and function as though he or she does not have any of the above,” he stressed.
The Chairman, therefore, encouraged all Christians to endeavour to bring themselves under subjection, so they can cultivate the spirit of gentility, as they grow into the complete beauty of Jesus Christ.