Friday, May 14, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 (King James Version)

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Notice that the verse says fruit and not fruits?  Many people will say fruits, but this is incorrect.  As a Believer, we should be walking in the fruit of the Spirit.  The fruit is all of the above-love, joy, peace, longsufferering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. 

As I was thinking about this verse, and how to explain this, the LORD gave me this example.
It's like a tv dinner....when you buy a tv dinner perhaps you bought a chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn.  The meal, all the food comes in one neat little tray, you don't have to buy the chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn separate.  It's all in one package.  Well that's how the fruit of the Spirit is. You get it all in one neat little package.  Love isn't separated from joy, joy isn't separated from peace, etc and so on. 

Many people try to separate them. You can't! It's a one package deal.  When we become believers in CHRIST, we get the whole tv dinner.  :D  Sometimes the meat gets hot before the mashed potatoes, so we stir them up a little-well that's what we have to do in the spirit-stir ourselves up!  Get yourself hot, we want to be on fire for GOD!
Blessings until next time!


Rosemary said...

That's a great explanation---thanks!