A Preacher’s Misconception
Topic: Living to please God, Good or Bad 3
Sub-Topic: Fruits of the spirit
Tonight we will be answering the question “How does God see the definition of good”? We know that God, who is Jesus Christ manifested in the flesh is the ultimate and only pure and righteous being. For he is the only one that would give us the right definition of “good”.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespasses against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen.
By God’s definition, what is good? To be declared as good, it has to be the fruits of the spirit. Well, what is the fruit of the spirit? Let’s take a look at (Galatians 5:22-23) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. All these things are fruits of the spirit. In order to understand these fruits by God’s definition then we have found out what each one means according to the spirit.
Tonight’s scripture will be coming from different Scripture so be prepared to turn to different scripture. I will not be going over tonight’s scriptures or in depth about each fruit. This weeks focus is to give you an idea of what good is. I know there is are many people who say they are good, including myself, but let’s learn from this to get the full understanding about what we are missing when it comes to being an actual good person.
Galatians 13:4 (Love)
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts. Always hopes and always preserves.”
Psalms 16:11 (Joy)
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
2 Corinthians 12:10 (Longsuffering)
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Matthew 11:29 (Gentleness)
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls:”
Matthew 5:15-16 (Goodness)
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Romans 1:17 (Faith)
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
1 Peter 3:4 (Meekness)
But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 9:27 (Temperance)
But I keep under my body and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway
The definition of good is explained by the scripture of Galatians 5:22-23. God gives us the real reason
Starting next week, we will be going into even further detail about each fruit, that we have learned about tonight. Next week the first fruit will be Love. In order to understand what good means and what it is then we have to know these things. I will leave you with this last scripture for tonight to ponder over.
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection love.
Until next time be safe and be blessed, everyone.