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Jesus’ Goodness And The Fruit Of Goodness

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, …; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Jesus revealed God to us while He walked among mankind (John 1:14 and Hebrews 1:3a). So as we look at the fruit of the Spirit, we need to see it through Jesus’ manifestation of the fruit.
The sixth fruit of the Spirit is goodness. This is not being good; it is doing good. Goodness is bestowing undeserved good deeds upon others. Human nature is such that we help those who will be able to help us in our time of need.


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Building On The Wrong Lot

Text: “Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).

A couple, in Florida, hired a contractor to build a house on the beach. Months later, as the $600,000 house neared completion, it was discovered that the house was constructed on the wrong lot. Oops! Jesus warned about building on a bad foundation resulting in the fall of the house (Matthew 7:26-27).


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How Much Of Heaven Can We Take?

Verse For Today: “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him” (Revelation 22:3 NIV).
The following story comes from the late atheist, Bertrand Russell. F.W.H. Myers asked a man at a dinner table what he thought would happen to him when he died. The man tried to ignore the question, but on being pressed, replied: “Oh well, I suppose I shall inherit eternal bliss, but I wish you wouldn’t talk about such unpleasant subjects.”


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