Gentleness is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, and without the Holy Spirit, these characteristics are contrary to human nature. Atheistic and pagan cultures do not exhibit gentleness. Philosophies such as fascism and communism that embrace Darwinism are devoid of gentleness. Gentleness = love + joy + peace + meekness. It is not talked about a lot even in Christian sermons and teachings. In II Samuel 22:36 and Psalm 18:35, David credits gentleness in making him great. In these discourses, he attributes all of the advantages that the Lord had given him in becoming king. Gentleness means that you are totally transparent and vulnerable. You are meek, with nothing to lose. It is a position of strength, abundance and unlimited supply where you can afford to administer mercy, grace and compassion for other people. In II Corinthians 10:1, gentleness brings boldness. A gentle person speaks evil of no man, no brawlers, and showing meekness and humilty toward all men. A gentle person shows wisdom, being peacable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality or hypocrisy. The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. Against such there is no law.

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