Friday, June 28, 2013

Living by the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5: 22By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

I often talk about transformation and suggest that once we are truly living for Jesus we are always transforming.  One way this concept is played out is in our early history.  Although the time was ripe for messianic thought, Jesus wasn't what people were expecting; and as their understanding of what God's plan was for the Hebrews began to take hold, the Savior they looked for wasn't a triumphant military commander.  Instead, Jesus message would transform their lives, their faith and their religion.

This is pretty huge!  And truly transforming.  When we live by the Spirit, we too should be transformed.