The Fruit Of The Spirit: 9 Transformations For The Christian Life
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. – Matthew 7:19-20
Jesus encourages us to hear right teaching, but how do we really distinguish that? What are the fruits? Is it about what you do, how you behave, miracles? Luckily, Paul tells us what fruits we will bear – and it’s not about action! It’s about a simple life that can be lived out at home being transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit! Against all these behaviors, there is no Law – the freedom of Salvation, that we are not condemned! Check out the classic fruits of the spirit explained in a fresh way for your life of faith!
When Paul stripped away all that a person could use to claim Christianity, he said faith, hope and love remain and the greatest of these three is love (1 Corinthians 13). But non-Christians love each other, don’t they, so how is this the fruit of the Spirit? This is the greatest of the fruits, and is in fact a distinctly Christian virtue, which comes from God alone (1 John 4:19) – the love that is sacrificial to the point of dying, which is what the Holy Spirit is producing.