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Spirit And Life Devotional: The Fruit Of The Spirit

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[pull_quote_center]”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians5:22‭-‬23 NKJV[/pull_quote_center]

The fruit of the Spirit refers to the attitudes, habits and actions of a man who has yielded himself to the control of the Holy Spirit. Paul said, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” The fruit of the Spirit manifests in a man’s life as he walks in the Spirit. You cannot produce this fruit on your own, you must be walking in the Spirit.

The Bible also talks about the works of the flesh: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; and clearly says that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

We’ve got to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us so that His nature can be manifested through us. Really, the fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of the nature of God in us. If all husbands and wives had the fruit of the Spirit there probably wouldn’t be any unresolvable issues that will cause them to separate; if everyone of us Christians produce the fruit of the Spirit, the atmosphere at work, in school and in everywhere else would certainly be different. It’s my prayer that we yield ourselves to the Spirit so that His life and nature may be manifested in us. Amen.

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