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Gentleness (6)

“Jason, what do you think you’re doing? Can’t you even build a snow fort correctly?” Julie said as she crossed her arms and looked down at her little brother’s efforts. She sighed, shook her head, adjusted her mittens, and then began to build a wall next to his. “This way is stronger, and it looks […]

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Developing the Virtue of Goodness

The aspect of the fruit of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ, which occupies our attention at this time, is goodness. Goodness stands closely related to the virtue of gentleness – which immediately precedes it in the listing of the fruit of the Spirit. It is said that goodness is the activity which proceeds […]

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Unto the Least of These My Brethren

“When the Son of man shall come in all his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he […]

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Neither Do I Condemn Thee…

There are some people, are there not, with whom it’s just plain difficult to get along. Others there are whose engaging personality makes it a plea­sure to associate with them. To the latter, one is easily and quickly drawn. Such people have a way of putting others at ease in their presence. For whatever the […]

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Gentleness

“But a certain Samaritan as he journeyed came where he was: and when he saw him he had compas­sion on him. And went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine and set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.”   Luke 10:33-34 […]

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Developing the Fruit of Gentleness

That we might develop this virtue, it is required that we understand the concept, “gentleness”. The best way to gain such an understanding is to examine the pas­sages in which this word is used. A lexicon (a dictionary of New Testament Greek words) tells us that “gentle­ness” means “mild, pleasant; the opposite of harsh, hard, […]

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