Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fruity



In reading Matthew this morning, I came across this verse, "Thus you will recognize them by their fruits." (7:20)

So...I looked up the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22.

"...against such things there is no law."


Then I looked up a few verses pertaining to each fruit that Christian's are supposed to have on display. I love what I found, so I'll share...


Love - Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Joy - ...and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Peace - And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Patience - But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:16

Kindness - to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, the the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:5

Goodness - Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12:9

Faithfulness - for we walk by faith, not by sight. 1 Corinthians 5:7

Gentleness - but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4

Self-control - The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 1 Peter 4:7

In these images, the fresh fruit is undoubtedly beautiful. But perishable. How much more lasting and beautiful is a spirit that portrays the enduring fruit of the Spirit of God.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good thoughts, yes what is more beautiful and appetizing than fresh fruit.........."the fruit of the spirits not kumquats....."
Do you remember that song we used to sing? We must teach it to Mr. Beck and Miss Evie.
mom

al said...

hahha....a sang that song in the car with a bunch of my friends..i was the driver AND the entertainment.


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