Fruit of the Spirit – goodness and faithfulness

Presented by: Pastor Lynden on September 24, 2017.

The goodness of God is extended to all mankind and we should walk in the Spirit while bearing goodness as a fruit of the Spirit.

Romans 8:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

When you walk in the Spirit and do not satisfy the lust of the flesh, you bear the fruit of the Spirit. There is no law regulating the abundance of this fruit.

Romans 2:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Goodness leads you to repentance.

Psalm 145:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

We are God’s workmanship and we should be walking in the works of the Spirit. What are the works of the Spirit? Love, joy, peace, etc. It takes work to love. It takes work to have joy. All this fruit came to you when you got born again. Just as you work out your salvation, you also are called to work it out with regard to the fruits of the Spirit.