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Thursday, April 24, 2014
fruit of the Spirit Love
The fruit of the Spirit is what we are going to look at next. Now one must remember that this the fruit of the Spirit not the fruit of us. For we can do things... that are like the fruit of the Spirit. It is not that people cannot do those things or have those things in some way; but if it is in their own ability there is something lacking. Yes there is something lacking no matter what one thinks. The list of the fruit of the Spirit is in Gal. 5:22-23"But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control, against such things there is no law." In Gal. 5 it talks about how the flesh and the Spirit are set against one another. It also tell us when we are following the flesh, it's not good. With that we need to keep this question at the fore front of our thinking, "Am I walking, following the Spirit?" The first type/part of the fruit(for there is only one fruit) is love. Now we now that love involves alot of things and also involves not doing things. For we all just went through 1Corinthians 13: 4-7 in earlier devotionals. Love is kind, patient, is not, does not, is not, does not, does not, is not, does not but rejoices in truth, bears all, believes all, hopes all, endures all. So we need to do those positive things of love. Those negative things which are not totally listed are things that hinder the positive or what make the positive action being done amiss. So as Christians the Spirit will be working in you to follow/ walk by His guidance, and if we are following(I am going to include listening) then our love will be more powerfully felt... more that fits needs... we will also know that sometimes doing things that seem fitting... might not be what the Spirit wants you to do. For me a lot of times the Spirit has me praying, yes praying in the back ground. For sometimes showing love has nothing to do with physical action... filling needs...
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