Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; kindness

Galatians 5:22-26 (ESV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Okay the context of Galatians 5 is showing the difference between carnality (walking in the flesh) and spirituality (God’s Spirit in you). Notice that the word fruit in verse 22 is singular, not plural. These are not fruits of the spirit but evidence of the Holy spirit within manifesting these attributes in you. In other words, making you more like Jesus.

Today I am focusing on kindness.  Webster’s Dictionary: kindness

noun

kind·​ness | \ˈkīn(d)-nəs  \

Definition of kindness 

1the quality or state of being kind; treating people with kindness and respect

2kind deed FAVOR; They did me a great kindness.

 Synonyms

beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, compassionateness, good-heartedness, humaneness, kindheartedness, kindliness, softheartedness,tenderheartedness, tenderness, warmheartedness

1 Samuel 20:14-15 (KJV) And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David everyone from the face of the earth.

Zechariah 7:9-10 (ESV) “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

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previous posts in this series:

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; patience

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Peace

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Joy

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Love

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