"Gentleness" A Fruit of the Spirit"
“Gentleness: A Fruit of the Spirit”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
- mildness of disposition
- meekness (power under control)
We are to be gentle in all we say and do.
We are to be gentle in how we react.
Again, the fruit of the Spirit is in the true Believer.
We choose whether to react in the Spirit…in gentleness…or in the flesh.
Heed some of the rest of the Scriptural insight into gentleness…
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
Decide in advance to put on gentleness.
Pursue gentleness. Allow it to manifest.
May our deeds reflect gentleness of wisdom.