Let Your Reasonableness Be Known to All

  • Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Speaker: Aaron Anderson
  • Topic: Expository
  • Passage: Philippians 4:5–4:5

 

I.  What does it mean to be reasonable?

"It refers to the exact opposite of a spirit of contention and self-seeking, which is why the NIV opts for “gentleness."  But this gentleness must not be confused with being a wimp, with the kind of person whose personality is akin to a wet dishcloth. What is in view is a certain kind of willed, self-effacing kindness."—Don Carson 
“A humble, patient steadfastness, which is able to submit to injustice, disgrace and maltreatment without hatred or malice, trusting God in spite of it all.” – Peter Obrien (NIGTC

II.  Whom should we be reasonable toward? 

 

III.  Why should we be reasonable?