“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things” (Galatians 5:22-23)
My apologies for not getting the Verse of the Day out for Monday.
This was a big weekend for the Kim family and I got lost being daddy for my girls. Karis graduated from Seattle University with her Master’s degree, and Kaitlin graduated from the University of Washington with her Bachelor’s degree, and Kaitlin’s 22nd birthday was today Monday. All that to say, I forgot to send out Monday’s Verse of the Day!
In the coming weeks, we will be looking at each of the 9 qualities of the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians and spend a week with each of them.
First thing you should know is that these are not 9 fruits of the Spirit. The Greek for fruit is singular. Second, the Greeks did not have an “etc.” So the way the Greeks wrote out “etc.” is by listing like qualities.
What this means is that the 9 qualities, and qualities like them, are what constitutes the fruit of the Spirit.
Love – agape.
We begin with love. The Bible is the greatest love book in the world. The entire Bible is the story of a God who so loves sinners that he pursues and woos sinners. It’s the story of a God who could not imagine spending an eternity that did not include you in it. So God sent his Son to die for you to pay the debt of sin in order that God can transform sinners into his sons and daughters. It’s the most incredible story of love in the entire world.
I look forward to looking at God’s love for you and me in the coming week!