2 Corinthians 10:1-3 By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.

I would like for you to know and be at peace with the gentleness of Christ.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

This gentleness comes to you through Christ in you.

Philippians 4:Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

This gentleness becomes a part of who you are in Christ Jesus our LORD.

Galatians 3:

11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

This is a gentleness that you wear as a garment. It is what people see when they look at you. It is a part of your mannerisms.

1 Timothy 6:

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Final Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[a]; do not be frightened.”[b] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

Your answer should be gentle. Do not be accusatory. For this leads to strife. But instead let the gentleness of Christ rule in your hearts to bring unity to the brethren. We are all His. His handiwork. His tools. His fellow workers having given ourselves for His service.

Say things in such a way that your whole purpose in communicating is unity.

Show others the Christ in you not only by what you say but by the way that you say it. Honor Him through allowing the gentleness of the Holy Spirit that is in you to show itself to others. It is the same gentleness you feel when the Holy Spirit comes upon you that you should exude. Do not stifle it.

 

 

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