1. Galatians 5:23 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is biblical gentleness?

Galatians 5:23 (ESV)

23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Gentleness characterized Jesus Christ. It refers to a humble and pliable submission to God’s will that reflects itself in humility, patience, and forbearance towards others.1 As a practical example, those who sin should be reproved gently (Galatians 6:1), not with forceful and harsh behaviour.2