October 13, 2019

Gentleness, Goodness, & Kindness 

Passage: Galatians 5:22-25
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Gentleness, Goodness, & Kindness 

Galatians 5:22-25 (NASB)
22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25  If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

1.     The Gentle & Humble Seek Help

 Psalm 25:9 (NASB)
9  He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.

Matthew 5:5 (NASB)
5  "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

2.     Goodness Provides Perspective

Psalm 23:6 (NASB)
6  Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 27:13 (NASB)
13  I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NASB)
11  To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,

3.     Kindness Furthers Gods Kingdom 

Romans 2:3-4 (NASB)
3  But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?
4  Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Ephesians 4:32 (NASB)
32  Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.