Gentleness

This is a subsidiary post of The Deeds of the Flesh Versus the Fruit of the Spirit.

An asterisk indicates an allusion to “gentleness.”

Matthew 11:29  –  “…for I am gentle and humble in heart…”

Galatians 6:1  –  “Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness…”

2 Timothy 2:24-26  –  “…with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition…”  –  See Reproving Your Neighbor as an Act of Love.

Hebrews 5:1, 2, 3  –  “…he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided…”

1 Peter 3:3, 4  –  “…the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit…”

1 Peter 3:15 – “…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;”

 

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Isaiah 54:15  –  “If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me…”  –  God doesn’t send us to “fiercely assail” those who oppose us.  God and His people love their enemies…and pray for them.  We reprove our opponents, but we do so in a spirit of gentleness (See 2 Timothy 2:24-26 above), just as Jesus did (see Matthew 23:1-39).

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