LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: THE BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT, HIS FRUIT 8

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinth 13:8 ISV “Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with”.

In this study we are considering the faithfulness of love. Love does not disappoint. To be faithful is to be true to whatever expects your commitment. It is to be constant, loyal, or to have integrity. Faithfulness always brings refreshment to all who receive him. Proverbs 25:13 ISV” Like cold snow during harvest time   is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes his masters”. The faithful husband refreshes the wife, and the wife her husband. The faithful politician refreshes his citizenry, and the faithful pastor refreshes his congregation. The faithful friend refreshes his or her friend.

 Our world is hurting and dying, because there are rarely faithful people. Pro 25:19 ISV” A bad tooth and an unsteady foot—   that’s what confidence in an unreliable man is like   in a time of trouble. “This should never be said of a child of God. Every Christian has the Spirit of Christ. He is supposed to be led by the Spirit and not his or her flesh. Rom 8:9 KJV” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”. The Spirit of Christ is, love that manifests trustworthiness.

Romans 8:10, teaches that, ” But if the Messiah is in you, your bodies are dead due to sin, but the spirit is alive due to righteousness.” YOUR ability to express the nature of the spirit is to know and except that now that you are in Christ, your body or the flesh no longer is in charge of you, referring to your spirit. Refuse to let the flesh dictate anything to you. Gal 5:16 ISV” So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh. “Please keep saying to yourself always, that I have love, and I am very faithful to God, to my wife or husband, to my work, to my nation and to myself. (Being faithful to yourself is to keep to the resolutions you decide)

 CONFESSION

I am born of God, and have the Spirit of Christ. My flesh is dead because of sin, so it never leads or controls me, but the Spirit does. I have love and I am trustworthy. I diligently commit myself faithfully to all my engagements. Thank you, Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 12:22 ISV” Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

Proverbs 22:12 ISV. The LORD watches over anyone with knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the unfaithful.

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