Surprise! Surprise! I bet you did not know that a perfect definition for the nine succulent Fruit of the Spirit Bible verses outlined in Galatians 5:22-23a could be found in Acts 4:32a thru 4:35b and one verse in John 15:16. Yes, God hid them through the ingenuity, cleverness and trappings of Saint Paul’s writings.
Every now and again, the Holy Spirit challenges me to a ‘quickie’ pop quiz. Sometimes I receive a high mark, other times I head for the wood shed. But this time I believe I did pretty good. Let’s see how well you do…
All the believers were one in heart and mind.
|Restraint exercised over one’s own impulses,|
emotions or desires. Self-control.
No one claimed that any of their possessions was
their own, but they shared everything they had.
|Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the|
good of another.
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
|Freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts|
And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all…
…that there were no needy persons among
|The quality or state of being kind; affection.|
The refraining from the enforcement of something as
a debt, right or obligation that is due.
For from time to time those who owned land
or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales…
…and put it at the apostles’ feet,
|Faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person|
or thing or to the oath or promise by which a
tie was contracted.
The quality or state of being gentle; honorable;
mildness of manner; or disposition.
…and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
|Delight; the expression or exhibition of such|
“…but I chose you…so that you might go and
bear (good) fruit–fruit that will last…”
|The quality or state of being good. (Only GOD is Good. He alone enables us to bear fruit, not we ourselves.)|
Even though there are nine descriptive words for the Character of the Holy Spirit, there is no “s” at the end of fruit! Why? Well, here is what the Holy Spirit conversed with me. “Since I am the Third Person of the Trinity…and God is the First and Christ Jesus is the Second, nevertheless, We are only ONE SPIRITUAL FRUITY ANOMALY! Grammatically, there is no need for an “s”. And more importantly, against such things there is no law.
My Solemn Prayer…
Dear Lord Jesus, I sincerely pray that You will order my steps and make me prepared to let go of my inflexibility and become one with the rest of my church community. Do me, Lord, just as You and the Father and the Holy Spirit are One. In the Precious Name of Jesus, Amen.
Scripture Lesson: “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” (1 Corinthians 1:10)
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2 thoughts on “God Unveil’s Hidden Explanation of Fruit of the Spirit”
Good morning! I agree with your prayer and also pray that God will order my steps and make me one with my church community. Great to read your words as always!
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…and great to hear from you, Sister Cathy, as always. I misplaced my driver’s license and prayed all week that God would order my steps and help me find it. Well, early this morning the Holy Spirit awakened me and guided me into my office. I sat at my desk motionless. Finally I opened the desk draw and wa-lah…there was my driver’s license.