But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:22-26).
Today’s Morsel: When we looking at the Ten Commandments, the first four are our relationship to God. And the other six are our relationship to mankind. When we look at the fruit of the Spirit, we can see the same concept. The first three; love, joy and peace; are our relationship with God. The next three; longsuffering, gentleness, and goodness; are our relationship with mankind. And final three; faith, meekness, and temperance; are our relationship to ourselves. Therefore, if we say that we have God’s Spirit in us and that we are Christians, our relationship must always flow first and foremost from a love for God or we will never have a good relationship for others nor ourselves.
Sing: O how I love Jesus! O how I love Jesus! O how I love Jesus! Because He first loved me.
Thought For Today: The stronger the love, the better the fruit.