Self-Control is a fruit of the Spirit. Actually, it is the ninth and last fruit of the Spirit. Most of us struggle with self-control in one area or another.
Meekness in the Bible is the eighth fruit of the spirit and can sometimes get confused with kindness or gentleness when translating into English from the original Greek.
Faith is the The seventh of 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. Or, faithfulness in some translations. But, what is faith as it is talked about in the Bible? Specifically as one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
Goodness in the Bible is the 6th of 9 Fruits of the Spirit but there’s more to goodness than you might think at first glance. We talk all the time about how “he is a good person”. However, Goodness isn’t just a state of being, but it is a deliberate action.
The fifth fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness which is often confused with meekness. Gentleness in the Bible is a bit different than meekness or kindness. You see, in some translations the word gentleness is used instead of
Patience is the fourth of 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. I talked about the first three last week- love, joy, and peace. Although I’ve gotten better over the years, patience is one fruit of the spirit that I struggle with more than others.
The peace of God is possible in the midst of whatever circumstances you are facing. Peace is actually the third fruit of the Holy Spirit and it is a gift from God.
Joy is a fruit of the spirit. It is actually the second fruit of the spirit and it is so much more than happiness. Happiness is dependent on circumstances.
Unconditional love is the first fruit of the spirit. However, have you ever thought about what unconditional love really is or what it really means? How can we show that same love to each other?