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Supernatural Living – Goodness

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Goodness is a measure of someone's moral or virtuous nature. How then do we evaluate the goodness of God? And how does the Holy Spirit help us to show God's goodness in our lives? Find out in this message!

Points to Ponder

Goodness is an action of the heart

Goodness is in us to flow from us

About The Series

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

In the Christian faith, believers who have been born again and live in obedience to God are expected to exhibit certain characteristics in their lives. These characteristics, known as the fruit of the Spirit, are often misunderstood as a to-do list or a set of performance requirements. However, this perspective can lead to a burdensome and futile way of living.

It is crucial to grasp that the fruit of the Spirit represents virtues that are produced within us by the Holy Spirit, rather than achievements resulting from our own efforts. In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul emphasizes that love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are manifestations of the Spirit’s work within us, not accomplishments born out of our own striving.

Studying the life and teachings of Jesus allows us to gain a profound understanding of the fruit of the Spirit. His life serves as the ultimate example of how these virtues can be manifested through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus perfectly reflected the character of God, demonstrating love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

By observing His life, we can learn from His example and allow the Holy Spirit to produce these qualities in our own lives. As we surrender ourselves to God and abide in Him, His Spirit works within us, transforming us into vessels of His grace, love, and mercy, ultimately fulfilling His purpose in the world.

Resources

Read Luke 6:43-45

What fruit are you producing?

Read Philippians 2:13

Ask God to work in you through His Holy Spirit today.

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