jpw wrote:And yet the fruit of the Spirit is among other things gentleness.
Why don't you read the whole Bible not just the selected nice bits.
God chastises His children and His children know it, and it hurts.
Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.