Into Practice …

What kind of fruit?

Galatians 5:19-23 NLT

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Reflection …

Here we have a very strong warning for us to live according to the Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit is something we should focus our attention on, memorize, and even study.

  1. love
  2. joy
  3. peace
  4. patience
  5. kindness
  6. goodness
  7. faithfulness
  8. gentleness
  9. self-control

These 9 characteristics or virtues become evident in our lives as we depend on the Holy Spirit in our every day experiences.

Take several moments or as much time as necessary to memorize them. It all starts with love, it’s the key and the rest flow out of the love God gives us.

Teaching – Fruit of the Spirit