The Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness

The Bible tells us in Galatians 4:24 about the nine fruits of the Spirit:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Fruit Five Is Gentleness.

Gentleness is a value and quality in one’s character. It is described as treating others kindly or in a gentle manner – not severe, rough, or violent. We may mistake the world gentleness for just being kind, but it is not only that – kindness is when we give to others but gentleness is when we choose not to harm anyone who may have done us wrong.

Jesus showed gentleness in many areas of His life, when He was on Earth with us. Before His death on the cross, he chose not to slap back when others hit Him or spit on Him. We too, must decide and choose that we will not answer back when someone calls us a name or slap back when someone else hits us.

Of course, gentleness does not mean that we need to be weak and not stand up for what is right, it simply means that we must not hurt people or cut at them by using painful words. There are many other ways to solve problems instead of just arguing and fighting all the time, our issues may not go away right away but eventually they will end since we are obeying God and using the right way of gentleness.

A gentle person does not seek to make other people angry, for a gentle response tends to create fewer enemies, and more friends.

Leo F. Buscaglia said: “Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”

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