But the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. Galations 5:23
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love endurance and gentleness. (1 Tim 6:11). As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Eph 4:1-3) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Col 3:12-14).
1. How does the world define gentleness?
2. What does the verse in Timothy exhort the man of God to pursue?
3. In Ephesians, how does a Christian live a life worthy of the calling they have received?
4. In Colossians, how are God’s chosen people to clothe themselves?
5. Based on these verses – and other Biblical references the Lord brings to mind – how would you define gentleness?