Fruit of the Spirit

"By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit". Matthew 7:16-18

 

The fruit of the Spirit is a term used in Christianity to describe the nine attributes that should be evident in the life of a believer. These attributes are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 

 

These qualities are not something that can be achieved by human effort alone, but rather are a result of the Holy Spirit working in the life of the believer. 

 

The fruit of the Spirit is not something that can be earned or deserved, but rather it is a gift from God. These attributes should be evident in the life of every Christian.

 

In John 15:5, Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” This verse emphasizes the importance of staying connected to Jesus in order to bear fruit in our lives. Without Him, we cannot produce the fruit of the Spirit.

 

Finally, in Colossians 1:10, Paul prays that the Colossian believers “may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” This passage shows that bearing fruit is not just about having these qualities in our personal lives, but it also involves putting them into action through good works and serving others.

 

The fruit of the Spirit is the result of the Holy Spirit working in the life of a believer. It is not something that can be achieved through human effort, but rather it is a gift from God. The fruit of the Spirit should be evident in our personal lives and also put into action through good works and serving others.

 

As we remain connected to Jesus, we can bear much fruit and please Him in every way.

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