For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age
Titus 2:11-12 NKJV
Self-control may appear last in the list of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), but it is certainly not least. How can we express love to someone who has hurt us without self-control? We can convey gentleness rather than anger towards someone when we have self-control.
Gentleness, otherwise known as meekness, is one of the fruits present in Christians. It is produced by the Holy Spirit, not man.
Jesus said that the meek are blessed, and they will inherit the earth. Paul commanded that our gentleness should be made known to all men. Timothy pursued it. Paul instructed Christians to put it on and wear it like a garment. James said that we should learn through meekness, and Peter’s words tell us to be gentle when we defend our reason for hope.