Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fruit of the Spirit - GOODNESS

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, GOODNESS, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22 & 23

This is the sixth of a nine part series I call "Spiritual Fruit of the Month Club". Have you ever seen or received a gift where you are entered into a club and once a month you are sent a box of fruit - a different kind of fruit each month? Well, that is what we will be doing here - on the first Sunday of each month for nine months I will be sending you a digital box of Spiritual Fruit. We will study and try to use that fruit in our daily lives for that month.

What is goodness? - It is doing what is right - Justice with love.  The opposite of good is evil. 

"Turn from evil and do good; then you will always live securely."  Psalm 37:27

"Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with Justice."  Psalm 112:5

What is our goodness based on? - It's the commandments.  We know what is right and wrong by God's example.  There is only One who is truly "good" and that is God but we are to strive to live up to His example.

" 'Why do you ask me about what is good?' Jesus replied.  'There is only One who is good.  If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.' "  Matthew 19:17

When should we be "good"? - Everyday of the week - even the Sabbath.  There is no rest from doing good - no rest from "goodness."

"Then Jesus asked them, 'Which is lawful on the Sabbath:  to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?'  But they remained silent."  Mark 3:4

To whom should we be "good"? - We should be good to everyone - even our enemies.  That is the most difficult thing - to be good to those who hate us, but that act will totally glorify God.

"But I tell you who hear me:  Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you."  Luke 6:27

This is God's will for our lives - to "do good works."  Let's strive this month to be decent, moral, noble, show our "goodness."

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  Ephesians 2:10

What will you do with your spiritual basket of GOODNESS this month?


  1. Wonderful post today!
    Spiritual fruit is always needed, and sometimes it's just the perfect thing at the perfect time. =)

  2. I am going to continue to read the Word everyday, so that the scriptures about goodness will continue to be planted in the good soil of my heart. There is no rest from goodness, and there shouldn't be because evil does not rest. Thank you, Angie, for this lesson.


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