The phrase is from Galatians 6:9. The chapter is on how to deal with a person in sin. It says that we are to be gentle toward that person so they will choose God and not the world. In Psalms, it says a soft word turns away anger. Two of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are gentleness and meekness. We all can become frustrated with people and with ourselves. When we don’t see the result immediately. But seeing the results is a long game. Look at your life at how long it took for you to accept Jesus. Don’t you think people were frustrated with you. Through gentleness, I saw the truth in my life. I didn’t like what I saw. But it was necessary for me to get to that place where I knew I needed God. Jesus is our example. He was and is very gentle with us. There is no big stick to hit us with or angry words when we sin. It is just a small gentle voice that calls us home. We need to understand that we could be caught in the same situation, except for the grace of God that keeps us. When we humble ourselves before God and man, we fulfill the law of Christ. And it takes humility to deal with a person in sin. It is a shield of faith that will prevent us from falling into sin. Remember, that pride goes before destruction. Your salvation is as sure as your commitment to God. He that endures to the end shall be saved. This is a choice that we must make on a daily basis. Because no one can walk with God without being humble.