"Quiet describes an attitude of calmness, serenity, and tranquilty. It's being settled, steadfast, and peaceful. A quiet disposition is like a still, peaceful pool of water, as opposed to a churning, agitated whirlpool. A quiet spirit is the opposite of an anxious, distressed, disorderly, and clamorous one."
I've been working through this Bible study this summer--
(where the quotes came from!)I really loved the explanation of the gentle and quiet spirit that 1 Peter 3:4 talks about. I found both quotes quite convicting (and loved when my favorite word "steadfast" popped up--whenever I see that word I think God means it just for me . . .). ;o) Staying calm in the face of others' shortcomings? I'm thinking God has given me a whole bunch of "others" right here in my own house to practice my gentleness on. It could use some brushing up. ;o)