The Fruit Of The Spirit

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

As we live according to God’s law and Christ’s example, we are to exemplify or show the characteristics of the Spirit.  Walking a spiritual walk will bring forth spiritual fruit.  The message in Galatians 5:22 and 23 is a message that every child of God should really take note and examine their own spiritual tree.  If the spirit dwells within you and if you allow the Holy Spirit to govern your actions, you will show forth love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.  If these are not growing on your spiritual tree, it may be time to fertilize.  Fertilization comes through putting the word in good ground and allowing it to penetrate the soil.  How does your tree look?  Notice the text does not say the fruits of the spirit.  (plural)  But it says the fruit of the spirit.  (single)  Each and every one of these are the fruit of the spirit.  They come together.  They come from the Spirit of God. When one has the Spirit of God dwelling within him, he will display this fruit.

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