Prayers for the Week: Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness

By Mike Ellis

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s Prayers for the Week post. Last week we looked at faithfulness, the seventh word that was mentioned as a fruit of the Spirit by the Apostle Paul. Today, we look at gentleness. But first, let’s look at our Bible verses again to refresh them in our minds:

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

People, the concept of gentleness is a foreign one for this world. There is so much non-gentle behavior, I could go on for days just listing the examples. Examples that include violence towards others, verbal attacks on all sides, verbal abuse towards children and adults alike, and on and on.

However, if you are to look really carefully, and see what goes on beyond the news headlines, I can show you countless acts of gentleness that may just give you hope. Gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit as Paul tells us in the Galatians passage, and it is when you see true gentleness on display that you see a person …read more

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