What is the fruit of the Spirit?

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The fruit of the Spirit, found in Galatians 5:22-23, is made up of the following nine qualities or gifts...

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Fruit of the Spirit list:

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self-control

Love

love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV).

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’” (1 Peter 4:8).

 

Joy

joy

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4)!

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

 

Peace

peace

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3, NKJV).

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

 

Patience

patience

“Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes” (Psalm 37:7).

“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12, NKJV).

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

 

Kindness

kindness

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

“Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves” (Proverbs 11:17, NIV).

“Love is patient, love is kind…” (1 Corinthians 13:4).

 

Goodness

goodness

“Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:6).

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom” (James 3:13).

“Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your lovingkindness remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O LORD” (Psalm 25:7).

 

Faithfulness

faithfulness

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished” (Proverbs 28:20).

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

“Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man” (Proverbs 20:6, NKJV)?

 

Gentleness

gentleness

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5, NIV).

“...to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men” (Titus 3:2).

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).

 

Self-control

self-control

“Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit” (Proverbs 25:28).

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city” (Proverbs 16:32).

“The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer” (1 Peter 4:7).

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