JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: FAITHFULNESS
“Therefore by their fruits, you will know them. John 7: 20 Jesus is referring to us, the ones who believe that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Fruits? We are producers of fruit: this means that we are people who live what the Lord, Jesus has spoken and taught us to do. When we have the Holy Spirit of God, we emanate the sweetness and beauty of His Spirit. But the fruits of the Spirit are Love, Joy, Peace, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Kindness and Longsuffering and Self-Control. Against such there is no law Galations 5: 22, 23. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galations 5: 25.
The Holy Spirit molds our character: who we are, how we behave, the impression we leave.
He tells us to be faithful. He gives us the ability to be steadfast, staunch and devoted. He will gird us with fidelity, loyalty and truth -and our part is to lean in close in our walk with Him. In this world, we need His strength.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.Deuteronomy 7: 9
Now fear (revere, honor) the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Joshua 24:14-15.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth. 3rd John 1: 4
And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1st John 5: 11, 12
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You, O God, make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy! Psalm 66: 86
JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: SELF-CONTROL
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cst off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light.
Let us walk properly as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Romans 13: 12, 13 ,14
Generally speaking, a person loses self-control when he or she is not in one’s right mind: this can and does occur when one is
affected by the consequences of substances. Drinking and other substances can lead to calamities, chaos and violence. A heart filled
with hate will cause disruption, vile arguments and often end in disaster. Glutany, as with wine may cause pleasure for a moment but
what are the lasting effects? Gross weight gain with resultant unhealthy bodies. Discomfort is the least of these side-effects but probably the
most evident. When one is uncomfortable in one’s own skin, it is often apparant.