We have one divine spirit, the Spirit of God’s exclusive love(agapaō). All other types of “love” can be captured by our mortal enemy.
That’s it! It’s the key to God’s plan, for here and for eternity.
It’s that simple? Simple because God spoke the universe into existence. Simple because He gave us His Word. Simple because the Fruit of God’s Spirit is simple.
If you want your life filled with God, you need to bear God’s Spiritual Fruit. If you don’t want God in your life, take your chances with cruel fate.
God’s Simple Fruit
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. (Galatians 5:18)
God’s domain rises infinitely higher than any given law. If you want wordly law, enjoy its bad fruit.
The Fruit of God’s Spirit is just one fruit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
It’s singular, ie the fruit. It’s not one kind of fruit called love, another called peace, a third called patience, etc. Singular fruit may have many characters, like sweetness, tartness, tenderness, scrumptiousness(getting a bit carried away). Also like fruit, it might be dry, grainy, tough, or other unflavorful characteristics.
This essay would become impossibly long if I covered the whole list. Instead, I will try to do a good attempt at each time I deal with it.
To be continued …