Fruit Of The Spirit
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
John 15:8 This is to my father's glory, that you bear much fruit,
Showing yourselves to be my disciples. (NIV)
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear
fruit-fruit that will last. Then the father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
It is a godly desire to want to discover and experience the love of God made possible
only through the Holy Spirit. When you experience this love of God made possible only
through the Holy Spirit, it will come out in your life like fruit on a tree. There is a
story of an apple expert, in a land far away, a long time ago. In this land, there lived a
man who loved to grow apples. There was another man in this land who loved to eat apples.
The moral to the story is that some people only love the gifts of the Spirit. These people
love the tongues, the healing, and the charisma. People who love the fruit are like
consumers of the Spirit. People who love to eat of the fruit, consume the fruit, and the
fruit becomes part of them. Generally, the people who love the fruit and who love to
consume the fruit need others to grow or produce the fruit. This consumption of the fruit
of the spirit is not wrong or bad, for all of us need the love of God. This statement
about the consumption of the fruit is just a statement of the way things are. In the
kingdom of God, some people love the Spirit Himself without a need or expectation of
consuming. What is most important of all is that you love Christ with all your heart, all
your soul, and all your might. Then what is next in importance is that you produce an
abundance of fruit in your life for the kingdom of God.
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