It’s not technically spring yet, but tomorrow is March 1st and to me, that counts enough to start talking about planting crops. Living the Midwest and having farmers in my family and community, there’s plenty of talk a lot of planting in the spring and harvest in the fall. While I won’t claim to know a soybean seed from a corn seed, I can certainly tell the difference between the two plants once they start to grow and produce. They look different and grow into two completely different products.
This week on the blog, we’ll spend some time looking at the different types of fruit mentioned in the Bible. Today we’ll start with the Fruits of the Spirit. You can find them in Galatians 5:22-23 and here’s a quick list for you:
The Apostle Paul is very clear that these fruits will be evident in the lives of those who love Jesus and therefore extend out to those around us. We may not recognize the individual seeds of these, but the fruit that’s produced and seen by others is clear as a sunny day.
The Monday Mission today is to pick one of the Fruits above that you want to focus on this week. Spend a few minutes reading up on that attribute, dig into what the Bible says about it and how you might show it this week to those you are around.
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