When you think of all the aspects of God, you don’t normally think if gentleness at the top of the list. God is big, and loving, and merciful, but we forget that He is gentle. And He requires gentleness from us as well.
When you think about it, gentleness is not for the faint of heart, especially if it’s cool to be sarcastic. It takes guts to act gently in an environment that’s built on pride. Gentleness is humble. Gentleness takes great care about the feelings of others. It’s very protective.
Let your gentleness be known to all men. (Phil 4:5) If your gentleness is known to all men, you have to be gentle all the time. It should be something that you are known for. If you are a boss, your employees should know that you will never treat them harshly, even in discipline. It means that you can correct and guide without shame or humiliation.
We are supposed to be gentle to each other, all the time. It is preferring other people over ourselves. It’s basic to kingdom principles. If we can’t do that, then we have a long way to go. Ask God to make you gentle. Your gentleness will be the touch of God to someone else’s life.