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Fruit of the SPIRIT

By david psalms, 10 March 2020 · 715 views

Fruit of the SPIRIT

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: LOVE"
Love (Galatians 5:22-23) is a benevolence and goodwill toward others that is produced by the Holy Spirit. It is a deliberate affection and a friendly regard toward God and man that displays itself in purposeful acts of sacrifice and kindness. Contrary to love are anger, impatience, bitterness, and envy.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: KINDNESS"
Kindness (Galatians 5:22-23) is a pervasive spirit of gentleness and servanthood that is shaped and molded by the Holy Spirit’s indwelling power. It is motivated by sincere love for others. Kindness is similar to goodness, but goodness is the act of good works whereas kindness is the heart attitude behind the good works. Contrary to kindness are anger, bitterness, selfishness, and pride.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: PATIENCE"
Patience or longsuffering (Galatians 5:22-23), is forbearance shown toward others. It is a merciful restraint produced by the Holy Spirit that does not retaliate or give way to anger. Patience is a love for others that shows self-control, even when wronged. Contrary to patience are anger, wrath, pride, selfishness, and bitterness.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: JOY"
Joy (Galatians 5:22-23) is a gladness of heart produced by the Holy Spirit. Joy permeates one’s disposition despite trial, heartache, or pain. It is an attitude of spirit that is fixed upon eternal glories and heavenly blessings, so much so that the sorrows of earth do not cause despair of soul. A joyful heart is a thankful heart. Contrary to joy are anger, despair, anxiety, and envy.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: PEACE"
Peace (Galatians 5:22-23) is a contented state of heart produced by the Holy Spirit. It is a tranquility of being that is not dependent upon external circumstances. Peace embraces the very goodness of God in every situation and demonstrates a spirit of thankfulness and rest. Contrary to peace are anxiety, fear, envy, anger, and despair.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: SELF-CONTROL"
Self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), which is often translated “sober”, is a sober-mindedness that gives thought before acting. Self-control, which is produced by the Holy Spirit, gives way to godly desires rather than sinful desires. A person with self-control looks to future and eternal realities rather than indulging immediate sinful impulses.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: FAITHFULNESS"
The word for “faithfulness” in Galatians 5:22 means to “win over” or “to persuade.” Faith, or faithfulness, as produced by the Holy Spirit, is a firm persuasion and conviction. It is a belief and confidence in the person of God and His revealed Word such that it brings forth holiness, obedience, and good works in a person’s life. Contrary to faithfulness are unbelief, disobedience, and ungodliness.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: GOODNESS"
Goodness (Galatians 5:22-23) is an active expression of benevolence toward others as produced by the Holy Spirit. It is a love that motivates someone to serve others and help human need. Goodness is similar to kindness, but kindness is the heart attitude behind the good works whereas goodness is the act of good works. Goodness does manifest itself in gentle correction of others, for their benefit. Contrary to demonstrating goodness is to do evil or harm.

"The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit: MEEKNESS"
Meekness (Galatians 5:22-23), also translated “gentleness,” is primarily a response to God. It is a state of heart that not only acknowledges God’s sovereign rule, but embraces His sovereign rule as good. A person with meekness does not blame God for undesirable circumstances, nor does he become angry with God when he does not get his way. Meekness must come from the power of the Holy Spirit. Contrary to meekness are despair, anger, wrath, impatience, anxiety, fear, and envy.

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