But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are good things. I think it’s amazing how our human nature can distort each one; I’m positive that is the plan of the Enemy. Society endorses that love is indulgence, joy is temporary, peace is circumstantial, kindness gets you trampled, goodness is tolerance, faithfulness is optional, gentleness is for sissies, and self-control is achieved only through medication.
Wow! God will certainly judge man’s brand of Galatians 5:22-23!
How about people who have the correct godly perspective of Galatians 5:22-23? What are we to do in a day and age where well meaning citizens with current and valid CPR cards can get sued for trying to aid someone in a life threatening situation? Putting someone else’s need above your own is breaking the law? That’s so messed up!
There’s no law against these things! Unless you live in a hyper-sensitive, politically correct, godless nation where Galatians 5:22-23 is distorted by man’s view and not God’s. It’s a shame.
But to the faithful who are faithful to demonstrate God’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control we should feel free to freely live like this even if it goes against the flow. People shouldn’t mind our godly behavior; these things are good! And better still, God doesn’t mind if we act like this. In fact, he expects it. Expressing God’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control doesn’t violate any of God’s laws. However, it’s too bad we’re living in a day and age where it’s beginning to violate the laws of man.
Thank you for your Word and for clearly telling us what are good things for us to do even if the world continues to distort it all. Help me to be bold to behave in the way you prescribe and not be overwhelmed by my shock that your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control actually require courage in today’s society. Thank you for your Word and your help in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.