The Fruit Is…

Posted: August 27, 2011 in The Word
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22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

One thing about these verses I’ve never noticed is that FRUIT is singular.

The fruit of the spirit is

Not, the fruits of the spirit are…

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, but no self-control is not the fruit of the spirit.

Joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, but no love is not the fruit of the spirit.

Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, but no patience is not the fruit of the spirit.

In order to have the fruit of the spirit, you’ve got to have all 9.

This has totally rocked my world over the past week or so. Having all 9 of those things isn’t easy. But ask for the Lord’s help.

Read Philippians 4:13 and be encouraged by that.

 

 

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