Prayers for the Week: Fruit of the Spirit – Goodness

By Mike Ellis

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Hello everyone, and thank you for joining us today as we continue our exploration of the Fruits of the Spirit. This is week six in our series, and for this week, we are focusing on goodness. But first, let’s look at our Bible verses and remind us of the complete list of the fruits:

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

Goodness is something that all humans strive to achieve, and unfortunately, something that far too many of us fail to succeed at. The concept of being good is a noble one, and many people have done many wonderful things on this earth for others. But when it comes to the fruits of the Spirit, the key to remember here is that those fruits are attained when we have the Spirit indwelt within us. If one does not know Jesus, and has not accepted Him as our Lord and Savior, then that person will not have the Holy Spirit within, and consequently, they won’t have any of the fruits of the Spirit.

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