The next fruit of the Spirit from Paul’s list is gentleness. Another word that is often used synonymously with gentleness is meekness. Meekness can be defined as trusting God in every circumstance and treating other people in light of this trust. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells His disciples, “Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). In other words, Jesus is saying if you will be meek, you will be blessed and wind up with everything that matters. That is the complete opposite of what the world tells us, saying that you will be blessed if you have money, muscles, might, or missiles. But as we all know, we are not called to be like the world, but to be like Christ, and Jesus was the perfect example of gentleness and meekness.