Over the years I have heard many sermons on the Fruits of the Spirit. I have done Bible studies on the Fruits of the Spirit. This weekend I read an article online about Gentleness. It touched me, and I started making some notes.
Galations 5:33-23 lists the Fruits of the Spirit.
Gentleness is not weakness.
Gentleness is a spiritual strength.
Gentleness shows great self-control.
Gentleness is not selfish.
Gentleness is not quick to anger.
Gentleness shows patience.
Gentleness shows restraint.
In our relationships with our spouse, children, parents, siblings, and friends, do we show the Fruits of the Spirit?
Do we show them love even when they are unlovable?
Do we show joy to them when things are tough?
Do we have peace in our lives even when it feels chaotic all around us?
Are we longsuffering, especially with those who live in the same house as us?
Are we gentle with those we love?
How do we show goodness to those around us? What is it to be good?
What is faith? How do we show it to others? (Hebrews 11:1)
Meekness is not weakness. How are we showing meekness?
How can we demonstrate meekness to those around us?
I want to expound on all of these attributes sometime soon.