KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 5:22 KJV” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”
We now consider the manifestation of love as gentleness. These character traits are beautiful actions that makes one fitting into every place he or she finds himself or herself. Wives and husband’s must seek to portray these manifestations of love, and we would have heaven in our homes. The Greek word used for gentleness is also translated as kindness or goodness. The underlying meaning is being useful, that is moral excellence. Apostle James paints a vivid picture of this gentle trait. James 3:17 KJV” But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy”. He calls it the wisdom from above.
AS a Christian or child of God, please consider your character disposition in this light. I will list them as the scripture presented them.
1.Purity or holiness
4.Easy to be intreated or considerate
5.Full of mercy
6.Full of good fruits
Such a person is simply useful or indispensable. Dear child of God this is the nature of your spirit. That is who you are. If your actions and behaviour is different from this gentle attribute, then take some moments to reflect over your life. Tell yourself you are gentle and very useful. Go through each of the traits listed above and repeat to yourself that, all these things are in you.
Dear child of God, stop complaining about any wrong character traits in you. If you complain for example, about your bad temper, you are affirming that, that is who you are. In the dynamics of human behaviour, we behave according to who or what we believe and accept ourselves to be. Give more attention to the reading and reflection over the word of God. The mirror principle from 2nd Corinth 3:18 states that, as we behold what the scriptures teach, we are changed or transformed to be what we are beholding.
I have a gentle spirit. I am very useful to any place I find myself. I am considerate and kind. I judge actions from a very sincere attitude
2 Corinth 3:18 KJV” But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.
Ephesians 4:24 KJV” And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”.