Bible history repeatedly displays God’s patience toward His children, and in Galatians 5:22, Paul included patience as an element of the fruit of the spirit. Alistair Begg discusses the definition, development, and demonstration of patience made manifest in the lives of God’s children. By God’s faithful pursuit and provision, we are conformed to the image of His Son so that a watching world can see the wonder of His amazing love.
The Fruit of the Spirit
"The fruit of the Spirit." It’s a well-known phrase from a much-loved passage of Scripture. The challenge is in the details, as we pause to consider what the fruit of the Spirit is and to reflect on how well it is displayed in our lives.
In this series, Alistair Begg explains that the fruit of the Spirit is the character of God reflected in the lives of those who are united with Christ. It cannot be produced by an outward change of habit or a system of self-improvement, but is cultivated as God works to conform us to the image of His Son. As we consider the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, Scripture guides us to examine our hearts, challenges our progress, and encourages us to trust God’s promise that He began this work and will complete it. The Fruit of the Spirit provides a study in practical godliness, reminding us that faithful Christian living demonstrates the attractiveness of the Gospel to the world around us.