But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Want to be a better man? Love Jesus. And, if you love Him, you will obey Him.
In Galatians 5, Paul tells us that the fruits of sin (not obeying God) are the opposite of the fruits of the Spirit. In other words, loving God and obeying Him leads to the Holy Spirit working in us.
God’s Holy Spirit working in you has a radical impact. The Bible says it leads us to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control—all the things we want! When I notice that I am not being the man I want to be—when I’m short with my wife, impatient with my kids, unkind, selfish an harsh—trying harder to be a nice guy never seems to work. Instead, when I repent— confess my shortcomings to God and ask Him to help me love Jesus more than anything else—He responds. His Holy Spirit works in me and changes me. And He can change you too. MIMBS 5
Which fruits of the Spirit are the least evident in your life?
Talk with some guys about these struggles.
Share which fruits you see the most in each other.
Pray together that God will change your hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Daily Reading: Ezra 3:1-4:23,
1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4, Psalm
28:1-9, Proverbs 20:24-25