Without this fruit, our lives would be chaotic.
It’s the opposite of being harsh and overbearing.
“Faith” and “faithfulness” come from the same Greek word. They need to be sorted out by context.
Have you heard this meme circulating around the American church? “The gospel does not make bad people good, but dead people alive”? Yes, it makes dead people alive, but it also makes now-living persons better.
This attribute should grow in us by the Spirit of God. Will we let him produce it in us?
It is also translated as “patience.” Do we have enough of it? Do you dare pray for it?
It is clear from the news headlines that we need peace in the world. But that can happen only when we have the peace that flows from the Spirit. Everyone on the planet needs to be born again, be filled with the Spirit, and let the peace flow outwardly.
Gal. 5:22-23 lists nine fruit of the Spirit. The second one is joy. What is it? Giddiness, or does it go deeper? Also discussed here is the differences between happiness and joy.
This word begins the list in Gal. 5:22-23. From it flows all the other virtues. Here is a basic word study of the noun, with application to your life.