Friday, May 22, 2015
The fruit of the Spirit
There are some modern lists of the twelve fruits of the Spirit; all agree that there can be more than 12 - here are the ones I can remember from Paul's list: joy, peace, love, kindness, generosity, meekness, magnanimity, modesty, patience, long-suffering, benignity, and chastity.
Here is a better listing: The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity (or love), joy, peace, patience, benignity (or kindness), goodness, longanimity (or long suffering), mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity
I had left out faith, continency, and put meekness instead of mildness and used both kindness and benignity (I thought this was not correct, but was trying to get at least 12 gifts).
Here is what Paul says in Galatians (note only nine mentioned here):
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.