Fruits of the Spirit – Gentleness


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.

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Longsuffering
  • Gentleness
  • Goodness
  • Faith
  • Meekness
  • Temperance

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.

Siggie - Tami Fox

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Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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