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The Works of the Flesh The Fruit of the Spirit Selfishness Selflessness
Wiersbe ~ "When you think of 'works' you think of effort, labor, strain, and toil; when you think of 'fruit' you think of beauty, quietness, the unfolding of life."
Fruit ~ karpos (sing.) not karpoi (pl.)
Wuest ~ "The word fruit is singular, which fact serves to show that all of the elements of character spoken of in these verses are a unity, making for a well-rounded and complete Christian life."
Gal. 5:14 ~ For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Phileō – strong affection Agapaō – unconditional love 1 Pet. 1:22 ~ Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
John 15:16 ~ You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain 1 Cor. 13:1 ~ Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
Chuck Swindoll ~ "I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun."
Augustine ~ "When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other's flame."
C. S. Lewis ~ "I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy."
eirēnē ~ more than simply a cessation of hostilities, but an inward quality wholeness and serenity John 14:27 ~ Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Phil. 4:6-7 ~ 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
makrothumia ~ long tempered Vine's ~ "that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish;"
hupomonē – to remain under makrothumia refers to our response to men; hupomonē refers to our response to things
Wuest ~ "refers to that quality in a man who is ruled by and aims at what is good, namely, the quality of moral worth."
Richard Trench ~ "This meekness, however, being first of all a meekness before God, is also such in the face of men, even of evil men, out of a sense that these, with the insults and injuries which they may inflict, are permitted and employed by Him for the chastening and purifying of His elect."
1 Cor. 9:25 ~ And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
Peace is love resting Patience is love enduring Kindness is love's truth Goodness is love's character Faithfulness is love's habit Gentleness is love's self-forgetfulness Self-control is love's reins – Donald Grey Barnhouse