The servant of
the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men,
to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that
oppose themselves—2. Tim.
Some of the Lord’s dear people have greatly
injured their influence in the Truth by display of too
large a degree of self-confidence, self-assurance, in
speaking of the Divine Plan to others especially to the learned.
Meekness is a jewel wherever found, and is especially
desirable as an adjunct and sling for the Truth. Let the
Truth be shot forth with all the force it can carry, but
always with meekness and humility; and the question form
of suggesting Truth will often be found the most
Parallel passages: Gen. 13:8; Prov. 15:2; 16:13; Jude 3;
Titus 3:2; 1.Tim. 3:2, 3; 6:11; Rom. 12:18; 14:19; 1.Cor.
4:21; 10:31, 32; Phil. 2:3,14; Col. 3:12; Jas. 1:19;
2.Thes. 3:15; 2.Tim.