22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) — 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Galatians 5:22-23(MSG) — 22-23 But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. 23Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way.
Thoughts of Devotion:
Thank God for the Holy Spirit! It is a great blessing to understand that He is working in our lives today. His work is so essential and important in us, we need him more than ever. Jesus describes the work of the Holy Spirit in John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” The Holy Spirit is our helper and his work is real over our lives. Day to day he is faithful to work in the deepest part of our heart.
The work continues of the Holy Spirit in us, we need to give fruit in abundance, spiritual and lasting fruit! The Bible gives a great emphasis in the fruit of the Holy Spirit will achieve to be seen in our lives as believers in various forms. When we have the fruit of the Spirit there is love, joy, peace, patience, longsuffering, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control in our lives. Only the Holy Spirit can produce this in us! Only his work in us can produce a genuine and real peace in each believer.
It is important to recognize that only the Holy Spirit can produce the fruit of peace in us. Never on our own strengths! On our own it would be impossible to reach the peace that only his work produces. I ask myself, what is our responsibility to see the fruit of peace? We can only yield and give our will to Him. The evidence that we live under the power and dominion of the Spirit will be a life full of peace and serenity. Let us pray that in the midst of ever situation adverse and difficult we would be able to produce his peace in our lives.
Acts 9:26 (NKJV) — 26 And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.
Romans 14:17 (NKJV) — 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 22:17 (NKJV) — 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Isaiah 57:19 (NKJV) — 19 “I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the Lord, “And I will heal him.”
Romans 15:13 (NKJV) — 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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