Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The Command of Goodness:
Luke 6:32-35 (NIV)
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High
Romans 12:17-18 (NIV)
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NIV)
21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
Psalms 37:3 (NIV)
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.