2 Timothy 2:24–26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
I bet you will agree when I tell you, that some men are too hard on others.
We have seen the father that rails on his sons for not performing well enough on the ball field, or for shying away from a bully. Worse yet, we have all watched bullies push people around while other’s just let him do it.
As Christians, and biblical men, we must not allow our flesh to take such control of our nature, and give it permission to act with such rash behavior, or harsh criticism. By doing so we expose the obvious lack of spiritual fruit in our lives.
Gentleness is a spiritual fruit and is produced by the Spirit of God, that dwells within a believer. It’s blossoming comes when we are yielded to the Holy Spirit in our lives.
It is a fruit that is treasured most by those who taste of it in our lives, and those who observe it’s beauty in action. A Christian gentleman must first be a gentle man.
Galatians 5:22–23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: A Spirit-led man is authentically gentle.
Today’s Inspirational Hymn: Higher Ground