27 Apr Fruit of The Holy Spirit
The Bible mention briefly in the New Testament on the fruit of the Holy Spirit and how to walk in the spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – Galatians 5:22. We will break down what all these qualities mean, and why are these qualities important.
Love is the most important thing God needs from you. In fact love is part of the most two important commandments. You can’t state that you are a Christian but have hate in your heart for some people. And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him. – 1 John 4:16. Having love in our hearts is important because it creates a peaceful environment for ourselves. Walking in the spirit produces new level of love for people and God.
When you are in the presence of the God, the Holy Spirit, you can feel explainable joy no matter what you’re going through. This has been mentioned several times in the Bible by different men of God. If you feel complete joy, start praying with this Bible verse, You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm 16:11.
When you walk in the spirit, there is a peace with you no matter where you go. This is why Paul the Apostle can be beaten and thrown in prison repeatedly without giving up. Each letter that he wrote to each church, he begins it with “Grace and peace to you from God our father”.
What is longsuffering? Longsuffering is endurance. As a Christian, there are many spiritual battles you will have to face because the world hates you as such as it hates Jesus. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. – John 15:19. The world meaning principalities who rules on the Earth through sinners. So this means never giving up when the enemies try to stray you away from God and reel you back in your life of sinning. You can get this fruit by conquering all your spiritual battles with the Holy Spirit. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. – Romans 5:3.
Gentleness simply means not showing a bad attitude towards people but be mild-mannered. It is important to have this fruit of the Holy Spirit because the way you talk or treat people can affect your environment. People don’t like to be around a person with a bad attitude. Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. The Lord is coming soon. – Philippians 4:5.
Goodness is the same as kindness. Being kind is simply treating others as you want to be treated. If you see someone is in need of help, help him or her out without expecting anything in return. King David knew this concept. David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father… – 2 Samuel 10:2.
Faith is trusting in God and his promises he made to you and your family. Without faith, you are not truly a Christian. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. – Hebrews 11:6. You can do several things to building your faith in God such as fasting, speaking in tongues, schedule praying, etc.
Being meek is simply being compliant, humble, and not being rebellious. God wants people who will submit to his will and way. He does not like people who are rebellious like Satan. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5.
To have temperance is to have self-discipline. Without self-discipline, you can easily go fall back into a sinful life. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7.