Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fruits of the Spirit

Last night I felt the need to do a word study on each of the traits in Gal 5:22-23 known as the fruits of the Spirit.

Gal 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. (NIV)

Over the next several days, I'll take a word a day during my study time and get a little more in depth as to what God is saying with each of those traits so that I may apply them more to my life.

These traits contrast the traits of verses 19-21 known as the acts of the sinful nature:

Gal 5:19-21

19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (NIV)

I'll do a summary and post on here in addition to my other posts for the day. Don't hold me to every day for the next 9 days due to my trip to DC this weekend, but for the most part that is the schedule I will try to stick to.


ltl4christ said...

Love - all I can say is ~2 John 6 "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love". And let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I look forward to it.