...with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, - Ephesians 4:2
The Fruit of the Spirit is GENTLENESS.
Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
When we are filled with the Spirit’s fruit of gentleness, we will correct others with easiness instead of arguing in resentment and anger, knowing that their salvation is far more important than our pride.
To live in a spirit of gentleness toward God is to accept His judgment on people and issues. We tend to think it is gentle to go easy on people and try to justify actions that God has called sin, but it means to confront a brother in a manner that is in line with Scripture—to be mild, loving, encouraging, and clear about the holiness that God calls us to reflect.
Jesus gave us the perfect picture of gentleness, and He offers us His gentleness today as a gift. If we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will be filled with the fruit of gentleness.
I choose gentleness..nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. – Max Lucado