We are known by our fruits
The fruit of the Spirit produces in a person’s life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness. When we have the Holy Spirit within us, these are the types of fruits we see in a person.
When you are guided by the Spirit, you would not obey your selfish desires. (Gal. 5:16)
The Spirit and Your Desires Are Enemies To Each Other.
The Spirit and your desires are always fighting each other and keeping you from doing what you feel you should. (Galatians 5:17). They are like trees growing beside a stream, trees that produce fruit in season and always have leaves. Those people succeed in everything they do. (Ps 1:3).
They will be like trees that stay healthy and fruitful, even when they are old. (Ps 92:4). Israel give up your idols! I will answer your prayers and take care of you. I am that glorious tree, the source of your fruit. (Hosea 14:8). This is how we are known by the fruit we bear. A good tree produces good fruit and a back tree produces bad fruit. You can tell what a tree is like by the fruit it produces.
The seeds that fell among the thorn bushes are also people who hear the message, but they are so eager for riches and pleasures that they never produce anything. Those seeds that fell on the good ground are the people who listen to the message and keep it in good and honest hearts. They last and produce a harvest (Luke 8:14-15).
I am the vine and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit, but you cannot do anything without me. (john 15:5)
You did not choose me, I chose you and sent you out to produce more fruit, the kind that will last. Then my father will give you whatever you ask for in My Name. (John 15:16).
Now that you have been set free from sin, and you are God’s slaves. This will make you holy and will lead you to eternal life. (Romans 6:22).
That is how it is with you, my friends. You are now a part of the body of Christ and are dead to the power of the law. You are free to belong to Christ, Who was raised to life so that we could serve God. (Romans 7:14).
Jesus Christ will keep you busy doing good deeds that bring glory and praise to God. (Philippians 1:11).
Then you will live a life that honors the Lord and you will always please Him by doing good deeds. You will come to know God even better. (Colossians 1:10).
My friends, you were chosen to live free. So don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do anything you want. Use it as an opportunity to serve each other with love. (Galatians 5:13).
Christ has also introduced us to God’s undeserved kindness on which we take our stand. So we are happy, as we look forward to sharing in the glory of God. But that’s not all! We gladly suffer because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us hope that will never disappoint us. All this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit who fills our hearts with His love. (Romans 5: 2-5).
Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself.
Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in times of trouble and never stop praying. Take care of God’s needy people and welcome strangers into your home. Ask God to bless everyone who mistreats you. Ask Him to bless them and not curse them. When others are happy, be happy with them and when they are sad, be sad.
Be friendly with everyone. Don’t be proud and feel that you are smarter than others. Make friends with ordinary people. Don’t mistreat someone who has mistreated you. But try to earn the respect of others. Do your best to live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12: 9-18).
Even Christ did not try to please Himself. But as the scriptures say, “the people who insulted you also insulted me”. (Romans 15:3).
Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, not rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick-tempered. It does not keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7).
Let the Spirit change your way of thinking and make you into a new person. You were created to be like God, and so you must please Him and be truly Holy. We are part of the same body. Stop lying and start telling each other the truth. Don’t be so angry that you sin. Don’t go to be angry and don’t give the devil a chance. If you are a thief, stop stealing. Be honest and work hard, so you will have something to give people in need. Stop all the dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.
Don’t make God’s Spirit sad. The Spirit makes you sure that someday you will be free from your sins. Stop being bitter, angry, and mad at others. Don’t yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude. Instead, be kind, and merciful and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ. (Ephesians 4 : 23-32).
Let love be your guide. Christ loves us and offered his life for us as a sacrifice that pleases God. (Ephesians 5:2). Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say again: BE GLAD.
Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here. Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, hold, friendly and proper. Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:4-8). God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient.
Put up with each other and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together (Colossians 3: 12-14).
But the wisdom that comes from above leads us to be pure, friendly, gentle, sensible, kind, helpful, genuine, and sincere. When peacemakers plant seeds of peace, they will harvest justice. (James 3: 17-18).
Real love isn’t our love for God, but His love for us. God sent His Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is truly in our hearts. (1 John 7:10-12).
My friends, I am sure that you are very good and that you have the knowledge you need to teach each other. (Romans 15:14).
Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting, (1 Corinthians 13:7). For now, there is fate, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.