October 14, 2020
…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:18-25)
There are certain passages in Scripture that, in very simple terms, define what God envisioned when He created us. And we may have gotten there, too…if He hadn’t given us free will.
God offers us the fruits of the Spirit as His gift to us.
Imagine a world in which we all accepted that gift – a world of love, peace, and generosity. The fruits of the Spirit are ours for taking. We can choose to love, and to be joyful and peaceful. We can choose to be patient, kind, and generous. We can choose to be faithful and gentle. And yes, even self-control is a choice. These are all choices that glorify God and serve others.
Unfortunately, as broken human beings, we often exercise our free will and choose to go in another direction. We make choices that undermine the fruits of the Spirit and serve only ourselves.
Turning our lives around is also a choice.
What choices will you make today?