Mind. Body. Spirit.

The Nine Fruit of the Spirit

I love to reference various theologies to emphasize points on certain topics or principles. The Bible holds numerous golden nuggets on how we should aim to live a meaningful and impactful life. The nine Fruit of the Spirit are found in Galatians and highlight the areas we should focus on in order to maintain excellent moral conduct. Fruit is synonymous with deed or action.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV
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Striving to be a good person every day is virtuous and morally sound. It does not guarantee a trial-free life. Selfless ambitions are regarded as noble. They yield both tangible and intangible rewards. It is worth the effort to bear good fruit.

The Nine Fruit of the Spirit

Love

Beloved, If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

I John 4:11 NKJV

Joy

You will show me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy. At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalms 16:11 NKJV

Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Longsuffering

You O Lord, are a God full of compassion, grace, longsuffering, and are abundant in mercy and truth.

Psalms 86:15 NKJV

Kindness

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor, giving preference to one another.

Romans 12:10 NKJV
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Goodness

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

Psalms 23:6 NKJV

Faithfulness

Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.

Psalms 37:3 NKJV

Gentleness

By long forbearance, a ruler is persuaded and a gentle tongue breaks a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 NKJV

Self-control

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.

Proverbs 25:28 NKJV

Which Fruit of the Spirit do you meditate on the most?

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-Love

2 thoughts on “The Nine Fruit of the Spirit”

  1. I love how you break down the emotions and characteristics that make up a person’s spirit. My friend has been learning a lot about the balance between mind body and spirit. He’s been looking at events held by those with similar beliefs and wants to go to one.

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