8264 gentleness

8264 gentleness

An expression of compassion, seen in God’s dealings with the frail and weak, and expected of believers in their dealings with others.

The gentleness of God

In dealing with the wayward Isa 40:1-2; Lk 1:76-79 See also Isa 30:18-19; Isa 54:8; Isa 63:15 God’s gentleness is not always evident; Hos 2:13-15; Ro 2:4 God’s gentle dealings are not always appreciated.

In caring for the weak Isa 40:11 See also 1Ki 19:12

The gentleness of Jesus Christ

Mt 11:29 See also Zec 9:9; Mt 21:4-5; Mt 12:18-21; Isa 42:1-3; 2Co 10:1; Php 2:1; Heb 5:2

Examples of Jesus Christ’s gentleness

Mk 1:40-42; Mk 5:25-34; Mk 10:13-16; Jn 8:3-11

Gentleness as strength esteemed by God

Pr 15:1; Jas 3:17 See also Pr 25:15; Mt 5:5; 1Pe 3:1-4

Gentleness as a mark of Christian character

Col 3:12 See also Gal 5:22-23; Eph 4:1-2; 1Ti 6:11

Believers are to reflect God’s gentleness in their dealings with people

In correcting the wayward Gal 6:1 See also 2Ti 2:24-25

In reasoning with unbelievers 1Pe 3:15-16

In nurturing new believers See also 1Th 2:7

In showing consideration to all Tit 3:1-2 See also Eph 4:32; Php 4:5

See also

1030God, compassion
2015Christ, compassion
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5765attitudes to people
5806compassion
6686mercy
8255fruit, spiritual
8276humility
8291kindness
8305meekness
8306mercifulness
8318patience

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