In the eighth week of our study, I am writing to discuss a brief summary of Gentleness, which is a part of the 9 areas of the Fruit of the Spirit 9-Week Study. Have you read these articles about LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, and Faithfulness in the past weeks? If not, you can click to read these articles: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, and FAITHFULNESS. So let’s join together and focus on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Gentleness.
THE FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: GENTLENESS!
Gentleness, defined as “meekness,” does not mean sickness. It also includes humbleness and appreciation toward God, and amenable, controlled conduct toward others. The incompatible of gentleness are outrage, a craving for retribution, and self-magnification.
God expects us to give Him control of our lives. Depending on no one else’s rationale, we have no catalyst to submit to God’s administration. With the knowledge given to us by the Holy Spirit, we see why we should submit to God as Lord of our lives. In any case, gentleness places our quality under God’s direction; it is a useful asset for God’s kingdom.
Each individual is strong. We can express words that encourage others humbly; we can act in manners that help or hurt; and we can determine what impacts will educate our words and activities. Gentleness contains and guides that strength. To be tenderhearted is to perceive that God’s ways and views are high over our own.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:9, NIV
It is to submissively understand that our perspectives are molded by presentation to sin and the distortion of experience. It is to acknowledge God’s perspective, reflecting truth about the otherworldly and the material universes. It is furthering our potential benefit to have a delicate mentality toward God since He is omniscient and we are definitely not. When we are filled with the Spirit’s fruit of gentleness, we will rebuke others with calmness instead of quarreling in bitterness and annoyance, knowing that their salvation is far more important than our satisfaction.
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth ~ 2 Timothy 2:24-25, NIV
Gentleness interprets surrendering the privilege to pass judgment on what is best for ourselves as well as other people. God is not concerned about our well-being as He is worried about our spiritual character, and He senses how to builds us more better than we do on ourselves. Gentleness implies that we acknowledge that the sin and the just and that God may utilize His strategies we may not like to give our hearts and the hearts of others.
At last, living in a spirit of gentleness toward God is to acknowledge His judgment on individuals and issues. We will generally think it is gentle to go simple on individuals and attempt to legitimize activities that God has called sin. Or then again to give somebody a chance to proceed in wrongdoing without talking about reality.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. ~ Galatians 6:1, NIV
This does not intend to be gentle to such an extent that the sinner does not understand he or she is trespassed. It intends to stand up to the brother or sister in a way that is in accordance with Scripture—to be gentle, adoring, empowering, and clear about the blessedness that God calls us to.
Jesus gave us the ideal picture of gentleness:
Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey. ~ Matthew 21:5, NIV
Furthermore, presently He offers us His grace as a blessing. In the event that we enable the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will be loaded up with product of grace.
Next week, I will talk a brief summary of Self-Control, that is LAST part of the Fruit of the Spirit. I’m praying that you all would come here to learn some about this.
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