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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday: Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

These are the things that should be evident in us when we are yielded and filled with the Holy Spirit.  Can you imagine having all of these attributes at one time?  Seem impossible?  It is impossible on our own; that is why it is only evident when the Holy Spirit is involved. 

Love – benevolence; good will

Joy – happiness; felicity

Peace – harmony; concord

Longsuffering – patient; not easily provoked

Gentleness – kindness; tenderness

Goodness – charity; mercy

Faith – to believe; to obey

Meekness – softness of temper; mildness

Temperance – patience; calmness

In Luke 6:44a, Jesus says For every tree is known by his own fruit.” 

The same is true of us as Christians.  We will be known by our fruit.  If we possess the fruit of the spirit, we will have a great testimony for the Lord and it will be evident Who lives inside of us. 

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