Fruit of the Spirit (6): Goodness

“The fruit of the Spirit is…..GOODNESS”(Galatians 5:22). J.B. Lightfoot suggests that “kindness” refers to a kind disposition, whereas “goodness” refers to kindness in action. Some people think it a rather fuddy-duddy word and make fun of it. George Bernard Shaw wrote a play called “Too True to be Good.” The main character was Private Meek; […]

Fruit of the Spirit (4): Patience

“The fruit of the Spirit is……PATIENCE” (Galatians 5:22). There are two words in the NT that are translated as “patience.” John Chrysostom described it as “the queen of virtues, the foundation of right action, peace in war, calm in tempest, security in plots.” It was Miles Coverdale when he translated the Bible into English in […]