Gentleness: God’s treatment of the weak and defenseless is an example of gentleness, and believers must practice it in their interactions with others.
The gentleness of God
In dealing with the wayward Isa 40:1-2; Lk 1:76-79 Also see Isa 30:18-19; 54:8; 63:15 God’s gentleness is not always evident; Hos 2:13-15; Ro 2:4 God’s gentle dealings are not always appreciated.
In caring for the weak Isa 40:11 Also see 1Ki 19:12
The gentleness of Jesus Christ
Mt 11:29 Also see Zec 9:9; Mt 21:4-5; 12:18-21; Isa 42:1-3; 2Co 10:1; Php 2:1; Heb 5:2
Examples of Jesus Christ’s gentleness
Mk 1:40-42; 5:25-34; 10:13-16; Jn 8:3-11
Gentleness as strength esteemed by God
Pr 15:1; Jas 3:17 Also see Pr 25:15; Mt 5:5; 1Pe 3:1-4
Gentleness as a mark of Christian character
Col 3:12 Also see Gal 5:22-23; Eph 4:1-2; 1Ti 6:11
Believers are to reflect God’s gentleness in their dealings with people
In correcting the wayward Gal 6:1, Also see 2Ti 2:24-25
In reasoning with unbelievers 1Pe 3:15-16
In nurturing new believers, Also see 1Th 2:7
In showing consideration to all Tit 3:1-2 Also see Eph 4:32; Php 4:5.
Say this prayer: Father in heaven, Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.