Gentleness- Kind; courteous; generous; patient and kindly.
God is all those thigns and more. Gentleness is something that every saved person should apply to their lives. There are three areas in which we can apply it.
1) Gentleness in our Attitude.
II Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
I don't know about y'all, but I am not always gentle with my attitude!! God wants us to show people that we are his child through our attitude. If you have a rough and harsh attitude, not to many people will believe that you are a Christian. We need to apply gentleness in our attitude.
2) Gentleness in our speech.
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
We are to show genlteness in our speech. That is another area where teenagers have a problem. Jesus Christ was gentle with his speech. It does not matter what he said, it was always gentle.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
God's kindness just flows from that verse. If you will remember kindness was a definition of Gentleness. Be gentle with you speech, just as Christ was.
3) Gentleness in our relationship with christ.
II Samuel 22:36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentlenss hath made me great.
God is so gentle towards us, he gave us the ability and opportunity to be gentle. So why not be gentle to him in return. Most people in churches act like they don't even care. God sent his son to die for us so that we could be saved, the LEAST we could do is be gentle in our relationship to him! Got extends his gentleness to us daily, why don't we do the same to him and others.
We need to be gentle,
1) in our attitude.
2) in our speech.
3) in our relationship with Christ.
I am praying that God would put that gift of Gentlenss in my life!! I pray that you would do the same.