Live By The Spirit-Part 2

Chester Droog

READ : Galatians 5:16-26

This is the same Scripture lesson we read yesterday. I want to review in detail the nine virtues of living by the Spirit:

  • LOVE-accepting people as they are, valuing them highly because they are God’s image bearers.
  • JOY-the deep satisfaction one gets when Jesus is first, others are second and self is last in one’s life.
  • PEACE-the serenity of heart which results when our lives are in the hands of God.
  • PATIENCE-the firm conviction that all things work out for good to them that love God.
  • KINDNESS-the spirit which seeks to heal and never to hurt.
  • GOODNESS-the out-stretched hand ready to help people in need.
  • FAITHFULNESS-dependability even when the going gets rough.
  • GENTLENESS-the ability to reprove with sensitivity, respect and humility, avoiding harsh confrontation.
  • SELF-CONTROL-the mastery of self through submission to God.

How are you doing, believing friends?


Please God, let these nine virtues of living by the Spirit be found in me. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.