Galatians 5:22-26 NASB
²²But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ²³gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
²⁴Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
²⁵If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
²⁶Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
King James Version
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Scientifically, a fruit is a developed ovule from a flower. This flower is an extension of the branch of the tree.
In like manner, the Spirit of God is the flower of God that bears the fruit of love expressed in joy, peace, longsuffering or patience, gentleness, goodness, faith or faithfulness, meekness, and temperance or self-control.
Dear friends, are you bearing the fruit of the Spirit?
Bearing the fruit of the Spirit requires that you know, love, and cooperate with the Holy Spirit to express His nature of love through you.
He is the Spirit of truth, so you can only know Him through the Word of God, the Holy Bible (John 16:13-14).
¹³But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. ¹⁴He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.
After knowing Him, love Him and make time to fellowship with Him, especially very early in the morning so that He can lead you to start your day right.
As you do this daily and make it your lifestyle, you will begin to bear His fruit (the fruit of the Spirit).
Remember that when people begin to praise you for your good behavior, it is a sign that you are bearing the fruit of the Spirit.
On the other hand, when people begin to dislike your behavior and say nasty things about you all the time, it is a sign that you are not bearing the fruit of the Spirit.
Friends, bear the fruit of the Spirit, and God will help you to draw many people to the Christ.
▪︎ Thank the Lord for giving you His Spirit.
▪︎ Ask God to forgive you if you have offended Him, or His Spirit.
▪︎ Ask God to make you fruitful and bear the fruit of His Spirit.
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