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A healthy Christ-follower is gentle to the core.

Gentleness in the Bible is not the opposite of strength; it is not wimpishness, as modern usage might suggest; it is rather, strength under control, harnessed to love and serve. Gentleness is all the more real because every time it is practiced, gentleness is a freely made choice that is backed by strength.

Isaiah, in foretelling the coming of Jesus describes him in shepherd terms: “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young” (Isa. 40:11). This is a strong shepherd! He climbs rocky mountains looking for pastures, he carries recalcitrant lambs, he leads. But he notices those who need help, and those who are hungry, and those who require protection. It is his gentleness that notices, and cares.

So it is with healthy Christians. People who follow their strong shepherd grow constantly in gentleness.

~J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom in God’s Will: Finding Guidance for Everyday Decisions 

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