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Fruit Of The Spirit Mini Word Study
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Psalm 35:8
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
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A Taste Of The Fruits
LOVE, n. strong affection, kindness, benevolence, charity, esteem, and reverence.
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.” Deuteronomy 6:5
JOY, n. a glorious and triumphant state, bliss, delight.
“Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.” Psalm 81:1
PEACE, n. a general state of quiet or tranquility, heavenly rest; the happiness of heaven.
“For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river.” Isaiah 66:12
LONGSUFFERING, n. long endurance, patience.
“And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation.” 2 Peter 3:15
GENTLENESS, n. softness of manners, tenderness.
“Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.” 2 Samuel 22:36
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GOODNESS, n. excellence, virtue.
“For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.” Psalm 21:3
FAITH, n. believe.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
MEEKNESS, n. mildness, softness of temper.
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
TEMPERANCE, n. moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions, calmness.
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:3-8
(Sources: Holy Bible, King James Version.
America’s Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828.)