Sunday Scripture

Our words must reflect what God has placed on our heart. It must reflect the Holy Spirit. It must reflect the fruits of the Holy Spirit. You know – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23). If you’re spouting off at the mouth – like an erupting volcano – then are you really reflecting any of those fruits at all ?

When we carry anger on our heart – when we slander others with our words – we are sinning against God The Holy Spirit. See God didn’t place anger on our heart. The enemy did that. The world did that. Anger is the complete opposite of love, and joy, and peace, and patience, and kindness, and goodness, and faithfulness, and gentleness, and self-control. Those the are fruits of The Holy Spirit. Those are the fruits that you can only have on your heart once God rescues and saves you.

Paul to the Ephesians (4:23-24) – … let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature – created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

God has identified us as His own. He chose you. He chose me. And He’s given us the Holy Spirit that gives us the power that we need to live the way He wants us to live – and to say the things He wants us to say. If we listen to the Holy Spirit, and if we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us – then we will want to obey God. We will seek God’s Glory – above our own.

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