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…”
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;”
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).