Galatians 5:23

2-9-21

Gal 5:23 (isv) gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

The definition of Meekness (gentleness) is the outcome of true humility, the bearing towards others which results from a lowly estimate of ourselves (Rom 12:3) “Expositor’s Greek Testament”.
Basically, if we truly “love our neighbors”, we are to respect everyone’s choices whether we agree or not since God gave everyone this ability to choose.
This PREVENTS arguments!
“Mildness” would represent that side of the virtue which is turned towards men; but it has also another side, which is turned towards God—a gentle submissiveness to His divine will (Ellicott’s commentary).
If we are not exercising gentleness toward others then we are not being submissive to God’s will: we are not loving our neighbors and we will argue.
This will lead to arrogance and pride (Gal 5:26, 1 Cor 13:4, Pro 10:12, 8:13, 11:2, 29:23, James 4:6). 😌
Keep these verses handy to remind you that God wants GENTLENESS from us not bellicosity.


God bless you today 🤗

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