Daily Service: Fruit of the spirit; faithfulness

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 faithfulness.  Definition from Oxforddictionaries.com

Definition of faithfulness in English:



mass noun

The quality of being faithful; fidelity.

‘faithfulness in marriage’

 Psalm 57:3 (ESV) He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

Matthew 23:23-24 (ESV) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!


Previous posts in this series:

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Love

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Joy

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; Peace

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; patience

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; kindness

Daily Service: Fruit of the Spirit; goodness

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