Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Living by the Spirit: The Fruit of Goodness

Galatians 5:16-25; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; James 1:17            October 25, 2015

Goodness is a generous character in uprightness of the heart that is so powerfully energized in expressing itself in active good towards others that it will not spare sharpness and rebuke in order to produce good in others. But we are not good before God because we do good. If it were truly possible for us to earn eternal life by being good, it would require a perfect willingness to do whatever Jesus asked us to do without question. Any, every and all goodness that we do in the world is not from within us. We do good only because our good God is the source of all that can truly be called good. Link for audio/video/manuscript