In the sixth week of our study, I am writing to discuss a brief summary of Goodness, which is a part of the 9 areas of the Fruit of the Spirit 9-Week Study. Yet, have you read these articles about LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, and KINDNESS in the past weeks? If not, you can click to read these articles: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, and KINDNESS. So let’s join and focus on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Goodness.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GOODNESS!
We are aware of that the spirit of Goodness should be the basis of what we act on as Christians. Our Lord has taught us to be good and show kind feelings towards others as well. But today, half of Christians lost their goodness for many reasons. Some Christians might be sick of being “good” for the others, but it’s true, because no one can be totally good, except Jesus Christ! He is very good person to us. Some Christians are trying to please others in order to follow our Lord’s command, but they end up feeling like failures, and they might become unkind or unfriendly toward others sometimes. God knows that we, as Christians, are imperfect because we are sinners here. Truthfully, nobody is completely good. Only Jesus Christ is.
GOODNESS IS A HARD WORD…
The life of Jesus Christ is the ideal case of Goodness, as He died on the cross for the wrongdoings of mankind so as to give us the endowment of endless life. His service and penance is a case of God’s decency toward humankind. All things considered, the expression “gospel” signifies “uplifting news.”
Subside, a follower of Jesus, discusses the decency of Jesus’ service in the Bible: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” (Acts 10:38, NIV).
What’s more, Jesus is known as the “Great Shepherd” in the Scripture Verse, since He set out His life for His sheep.
GOODNESS IS PART OF THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER…
We are called as Christians to live in a manner that mirrors the character of Christ. In the Bible, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16, NIV)
Goodness is not tied in with doing elaborate things to pick up acknowledgment. As a rule, it is the little demonstrations of Goodness we do during our time that mean the most to people around us.
Is your friend or relative having a terrible day? Keep in touch with them or write a note to tell them how much you care about them. It is safe to say that someone is putting you down? Appeal to our Lord for them.
It is in these demonstrations of Goodness that we mirror Christ’s character. While it might appear nobody sees; our Lord does. At last, when we show goodness, we carry glory to God’s name.
We continue to serve and obey our Lord as long as we learn to be good, but we know that we are not ALWAYS good. Meanwhile, our holy spirits will remind us to stay well and be good to others.
Next week, I will talk a brief summary of Faithfulness, that is part of the Fruit of the Spirit. I’m praying that you all would come here to learn some about this.* Link-Up Party Will Be Released after July 4th 2019 (Independent Day). Thank you!*
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Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
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