FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT




But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law. —Galatians 5:22-23


Paul explains that we are justified by faith in Jesus Christ; he brings in the Fruit of the Spirit, which is how we live as redeemed Children of God.

Let's break down the Fruits of the Spirit.


Love: Like any relationship, love means setting aside time. Take time to talk with God and get to know Him. All the fruit of the Spirit is held in place by love. Jesus said that loving God and other people is the most important commandment.

Peace: True peace comes from God, and there's nothing like it. Does your peace come from your circumstances? One of the first things I remember about the day I put my faith in Christ was the sense of peace filling my heart. It was as though someone had lifted a heavy burden from me.


Patience: We live in a society that promotes instant gratification. Yet, there is something to the saying, "great things come to those who wait".We cannot know all of His ways, so it is essential to have trust in the delay.


Kindness: People can often take kindness for weakness. There's nothing weak about being kind to others. However, it takes a great degree of humility to live this way consistently. Why does God want us to demonstrate kindness? We are tools to extend God's lovingkindness and mercy to the world.


Goodness: As God made us in His image and lives in our hearts, when we love others in our actions or words, we spread His goodness.

Faithfulness: It takes a lot of faith to make an invisible being and an ancient book the very center of our lives. We must allow our belief and trust in God and the teachings of the Bible to shape our thoughts, speech, and actions.

Gentleness: Being gentle requires the strength of self-control.

The ability to act gently in various situations is something that Jesus modeled during His time on Earth.