9.6 Fruit Of The Spirit

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

In Galatians 5:22-23 we are given a description of the spirit of God.

Each of these attributes bears good fruit. Fruit that is pleasing to God. Fruit that when met with discipline creates in us an excellence.

This fruit sets us apart. It is what defines us as followers of Christ.

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”

Matthew 7:16-20

Our actions bear fruit to who we are and what we believe.