Be gentle unto all

“…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.”

(2 Timothy 2:24-26)

 

So, gentleness reflects ones desire to see people repent. If we don’t care whether they repent we will be harsh toward them. If we are concerned for their soul we will be gentle toward them.

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