Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Devotion for Tuesday June 23, 2020


Devotion for Tuesday June 23, 2020

Topic: Fruit of the Holy Spirit        

Text: Galatians 5:22 – 23                              

The fruit of the Spirit is that which the Holy Spirit produces in those who follow His guidance. It is the natural growth and result of the Spirit working in the life of Christian who allows the Holy Spirit to control him or her. The Spirit produces the virtues or character traits that are found in the nature of Christ. They are the by-products of Christ’s controlled life; we can’t obtain them by trying to get them without His help.

In our scriptural reading for the day, Paul spoke of the works of the flesh as many; but the fruit of the Spirit (9 of them) is spoken of as one, many works, but one fruit. There is such a connection and link of graces, “That although they are distinct in their natures, yet are they inseparable in their subject, pull one link of a chain, and you pull all; so he that has any one spiritual grace in reality, or at least in eminency, cannot be utterly destitute of any other; for where the Holy Spirit is, there cannot be a total defect of any holy grace” so says William Burkitt. Is this so in your life as a Christian?

If we want the fruit of the Spirit to manifest and be seen in us, we must join our life to His (see John 15:4-5). We must know Him, love Him, remember Him, and imitate Him. As a result, we will fulfill the intended purpose of the law, to love God and our neighbours.

Do you have these virtues and qualities in you? If your fruit is not total as we have in our text then there is a problem in your spiritual life. All you need to do is to ask God to help you to bear the fruit of Holy Spirit as expected. Note that the fruit has no plural therefore it must be whole and entire in manifestation in our lives.   

Food for Thought: A society where all people act out these 9 virtues would not need any law again.

Memory verse: Galatians 5:22, 23

Prayer: My Lord and my Father in heaven, help me to bear these fruit of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.

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