SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Goodness

It’s SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re continuing our in-depth look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: GOODNESS.

Jesus said it best: “No one is good — except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)

The entire Bible can be seen as a story about the triumph of good (God) over evil (Satan). The question, then, is this: What side are you on?

The fruit you’re producing is strong evidence of where your heart’s really at. Jesus said:

[E]very good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:17-20)

Here are some “good” verses to store deep inside your heart:

  • “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)
  • “Trust in the Lord and do good.” (Psalm 37:3)
  • “Fight the good fight of the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:12)
  • “Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” (Romans 12:9)
  • “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” (1 Corinthians 10:24)
  • “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
  • “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
  • Do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10)
  • “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27)
  • Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:12)

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

 

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