As a living tree bears good fruit, so the presence of the Holy Spirit in believers causes them to exhibit Christlike attributes.
God expects his people to bear spiritual fruit
Also see: Mt 7:12–20 “fruit” is a term used to indicate the produce or outcome of a person’s life; Jn 15:8
The fruit of the Spirit leads to believers becoming Christlike
The gift of the Spirit begins this lifelong process
2 Co 3:18
Also see: Ro 8:5–14; 1 Co 12:7; Ga 6:8; Eph 5:8–16; Col 3:1–17
The fruit of Spirit-filled living
Ga 5:22–23 “fruit” is singular, emphasizing that these qualities are mutually dependent aspects of Christian living.
Also see: Eph 5:9
Examples of the fruit of the Spirit
Ro 5:5; 1 Co 13:1–13
Php 1:18–19; 1 Th 1:6
Ro 8:6; Ro 14:17
Heb 6:12; Jas 5:7–11
2 Co 6:6; Col 3:12; 2 Pe 1:7
Ro 15:14; 2 Pe 1:5
1 Co 10:13 God’s faithfulness is also here presented as the reason for faithfulness; 3 Jn 3
Mt 11:29–30 Jesus Christ displays such gentleness; 1 Th 2:7
2 Ti 3:3; 2 Pe 1:6
Other evidence of the Holy Spirit’s activity
Ro 14:17 righteousness
Ro 15:13; Ga 5:5
Eph 1:17 wisdom; Eph 5:18 temperance
The evidence of the fruit of the Spirit is a result of divine activity, not of human effort
1 Co 3:9; 1 Co 3:16; Ga 2:20
Father in heaven, I believe you raised Jesus from the dead.
Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me of all my sins. Come into my heart and life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and tell others about you for the rest of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.