THE WORD FOR TODAY
Galatians 4-6 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
If I could own a farm I would absolutely love to own a peach orchard. I love peaches. A juicy delicious peach just makes my day. I think it would be awesome to be able to walk into a grocery store and see peaches that I raised being sold the public.
But can you imagine how I would feel if I checked on the orchard one day and to my dismay it wasn’t peaches…but wild crab apples. I would not be a happy farmer.
The Bible calls us to bear fruit and in Galatians the “fruit of the spirit” is, “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”
This is fruit of the Spirit of God…not just the whim of man. This is fruit that changes lives. The world will know we are Christian by how we love. Others will see that we are real and genuine when they see our JOY in Christ. Storms will have no power of us because of HIS peace that passeth all understanding. We won’t quit when persevere through the toughest of times. Evil has no chance against the goodness that flows from hearts in love with God. Hypocrisy can’t win when we strive to be faithful to HIM is always faithful. A cold harsh world is warmed by gentleness of our strength under control. Nothing gains mastery of our life when we exhibit self-control.
God…the really GOOD farmer…is checking His crop…what is He finding…
Father, may the fruit of the Spirit in my life be pleasing to You…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!