But the fruit of the world is hate, sorrow, war, impatience, coldheartedness, evil, unfaithfulness, harshness, and no self-control. There are many laws against these things.
– Exasperations 5:22-23
This is a relatively simple post this time. Obviously the verse above is a spoof and not actually found in the Bible. However, it accurately illustrates what we see every day.
I think it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day chaos and not even realize that we are living examples of the fruit of the world. Think back over the past week. Have you experienced any of those from other people? Doesn’t feel too good, does it? Have YOU exhibited any of those fruits? Most likely. How do you think that affects the people around you?
Now take a look at the actual Bible Verse:
But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Against such things there is no law.
Simple question… What kind of person would you rather be around, the first or the second? What kind of person would the people around you like you to be?
How do you get the fruit of the spirit? More on that in a later post…