But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness (meekness), self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23a ESV (KJV)
If the these nine qualities are fruit of Spirit, then Spirit must possess these nine qualities, including gentleness. The Spirit is gentle, like the Father and the Son.
And the gentle Spirit works in our lives to make us a gentle people in the image of our Triune God. The gentle Spirit works in our lives to make us gentle in situations where we otherwise couldn’t on our own. The Spirit works to replace our tendency towards harshness, loudness, and quarrelsomeness with a Spirit-led gentleness.
Where in your life do you need to see the Spirit work the fruit of gentleness?
In what ways are you opposing the Spirit’s work of gentleness in your life?
How do you need to better cooperate with the Spirit’s work of gentleness?