Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Fruit of the spirit
“ Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
Paul in his letter to the Galatians chapter 5 is where we read about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The supreme evidence, the overwhelming evidence of the spiritual life of a Christian should be love. 1 John 4:8 “God is love” when the spirit of God is dwelling in us, then what greater effect we have upon us, is that we then become lovers of God and human.
The works of flesh are: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, etc..(Gal 5:20,21). These evils keep us away from God and those who do such things will not inherit kingdom of God. Our world is full of darkness with the works of the flesh and the only means to prevent these dark nesses is by producing the fruit of the Spirit
Every Christian is entrusted to produce the fruit of the Spirit. I am not saying a Christian is perfect and he never falls, but we need the spirit of Jesus. The Holy Spirit convicts us, corrects us, puts our feet back on the path again, comforts us, renews us, and shows us where we need repentance.
Now to inherit the kingdom of God, Bible says to be fruitful by the Spirit of God. (Galatians 5:22). This is where I find something interesting, “the fruit” is singular, “the spirit” also singular it represents one thing love and it has different facets Joy and Peace. Let us have Agape in our lives, the unconditional love towards others just as Jesus Christ showed us.
Prayer: Dear God, give us your spirit to produce the fruit of the spirit. Amen
Thought of the day: “Fruit of the Spirit”
Ellis Mathew, Christos MTC, Philadelphia