2 With [meta] all [pas] lowliness [tapeinophrosune]
and [kai] meekness, [praotes] with [meta] longsuffering, [makrothumia] forbearing [anechomai] one
another [allelon] in [en] love; [agape]KJV-Interlinear
2 with all
humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in
Humility, 'tapeinophrosune,' means humbleness of mind, the lack of arrogance or presumption or bias, no pretense, no uppityness, no 'holier than thou's'. This has nothing to do with posture or behavior. The strongest warrior can be humble in mind, confident in truth and purpose so long as they are tied to Gods will, His legitimate will.
Meekness, 'praotes,' means gentleness, empathy, tolerant, not brash, not uncaring.
Longsuffering, 'makrothumia,' means patience, tolerance, fortitude.
Forbearing, 'anechomai,' means to endure, to suffer, to hold ones-self up in the face of difficulty without loss of faith or confidence.
Love, 'agape,' is the reference to the content of the scriptures, the principles, mandates, responsibilities and obligations that accompany and pertain to, the spiritual life.
Jesus Christ is the common thread that ties all of Christianity together. Bible doctrine is the common thread by which Christianity is lived and supported and sustained.
Attitude, legitimate and honorable attitude and behavior of the believer and all believers, is dependent on their adherence to the principles taught and thus learned by each respective believer. These set the stage and pattern of the spiritual life in humility, gentleness, patience, endurance, principle, and more.
Outward appearances, outward rhetoric, outward patterns of life are irrelevant and are often phony.
The true believer's inner self, is constructed and driven by Bible doctrine.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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