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Goodness - A Fruit of the Spirit

As we accept Jesus Christ as Lord of our life, we begin to receive and experience certain gifts from Him. The Bible describes these gifts as the Fruit of the Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23 we are told that the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This week’s Fruit is goodness.

Paul wrote that he was convinced that the Christians in Rome and all believers were full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another. Romans 15:14

The dictionary states that goodness is:
  • The state or quality of being good.

  • At first glance, my impression of ‘good’ wasn’t entirely positive. I remember, as a child being reminded to be good. It’s meaning wasn’t clear to me but I knew that I didn’t often live up to whatever it was. I did some checking and found that the word “good” has a surprising number of meanings and uses.

    Goodness is the state or quality of being all those things. I am amazed at all that this seemingly simple fruit of the Spirit contains and that how good (kind or friendly) God is for giving it to me.

    Complete listing of the Fruit of the Spirit.

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