“The Fruit of the Spirit” 8/07/2019 Written by Beverly Barnett for Bogard Press Daily Devotional

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Written by Beverly Barnett for Bogard Press Daily Devotional

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Bogard Press Daily Devotional-The Fruit of the Spirit

 

Tuesday, July 30

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-26

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law,” Galatians 5:22, 23

How many of us have made the mistake of saying, “fruits of the Spirit” rather than “fruit” singular? We often think fruits because of the list found in this verse, but, actually, there is one fruit of the Spirit demonstrated in different ways.

Let me give you an example of this satisfying fruit. After a long day at work, you run by the store to pick up a few things. Finally, you are in line at one of the famous big box stores. Your arms are loaded down with the few items you needed to complete the week’s lunches for your children, plus a few other items you deemed necessary for an enjoyable evening at home. But, as you approach the cashier, her manager whispers to her that it is time for her break; we have all been there…barely able to hold onto the stuff in your arms, and now you must move to the next line!

You have two choices, one be filled with the Spirit of God or be filled with the flesh. Remember people are watching how you react. At times like these, we can either yield to the Holy Spirit or yield to the flesh; your reaction has consequences and influences, good or bad.

As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit living within you, but that does not mean you will automatically do the right thing. Instead, you must make a conscious choice to do the right thing, with the Spirit’s help. For most of us, it takes practice for the right reaction to become second nature. The Lord will make sure we have plenty of opportunities to practice what we should live.

REFLECTION: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25)

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P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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