Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Fruit of the Spirit


I AM the Holy Spirit. The fruit of Me is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22.) I want you to understand what each piece of fruit means. Love means affection, good will, love, benevolence, and brotherly love. Joy means the cause or occasion of joy. Peace means the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is. Longsuffering means patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, and perseverance. Kindness means moral goodness and integrity. Goodness means uprightness of heart and life. Faithfulness means the character of one who can be relied on. Gentleness means mildness and meekness. Self-control means moderation in action, thought, or feeling. Doesn't that all sound nice?

Go ahead and take a piece of fruit from Me. Eat it, ingest it, and live it. Take some more and distribute it to others around you. There is plenty for all. I have an endless supply of fruit. I want everybody to experience My love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. Enjoy!

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