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Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart
(Matthew 11:9; NLT).
1. Please guide me
On your gentle way,
In all I think, and say, and do.
Then I will gladly serve all those
Whose lives I touch, Lord,
Just like you,
2. Please lead me
On your humble way,
And let me share your heart and mind.
Then I will gladly love all those
I meet, Lord,
And all humankind.
3. Please keep me
On your narrow way,
Although its comforts may be few.
Then I will gladly be the slave
Of everyone, Lord,
Just like you.
1. Be gentle to all (2 Timothy 2:24; NKJV).
We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).
I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say (Psalm 39:1; NLT).
Do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:14; NLT).
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35; NIV).
Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45; NLT).
2. Strive to be humble (Zephaniah 2:3; NET).
Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble (Zechariah 9:9; NLT).
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).
The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).
May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NLT).
3. The gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life (Matthew 7:14; NASB).
Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head (Luke 9:58; NKJV).
Whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else (Mark 10:44; NLT).
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross (Philippians 2:6-8; NLT).