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
Are you in need of fruit today? When we look around at the world we live in today, sometimes it hard to find any good. But goodness comes from God which we can receive by the Holy Spirit. The question is do you want to eat from the forbidden fruit of Satan that leads to death. Or do you want the fruits of the Holy Spirit which gives us eternal life?
Lets look at the gifts given by the fruit of the Spirit of God
Love– The entire law is summed up by one command “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14) Without love we don’t have anything. (1 Corinthians 13:2) Remember it was love of God that sent his only begotten son to save us from our sins
Joy – There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5) We can have joy because Christ has overcome the world
Peace- Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) Peace is not something that can be bought or made, it can only be found with God.
Patience– They who wait upon The Lord will renew there strength (Isaiah 40:31) We can have patience through Christ
Kindness- Do not let kindness and truth leave you (Psalm 3:3) Jesus taught us to even Love your enemies, as love overcomes all things
Goodness- Surley Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Psalm 23:6) When you follow Gods plan , his goodness will follow you
Faithfulness– For we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Gentleness – Thy Gentleness has made me great ( Psalm 18:35) There is power in love and kindness, a kind word turns away wrath (Proverbs 15:1)
Self Control- There is nothng outside that can defile you, but the things that come out are what defile you. (Mark 7:15) Jesus taught us the importance of controlling our thoughts, words, and actions
Call upon God and ask him for the fruits of the Spirit to be poured upon you today in Jesus Name Amen