Re:Verse passage – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-6 (day four)

Notice the fruits of the Spirit that Paul identifies as being evidenced in the Thessalonians…work of faith, labor of love, and steadfastness of hopeFaith, hope, love…these three, but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).  Throughout all of his writings, Paul speaks of the impact or result in our lives when the Holy Spirit is present.  We cannot be ‘unaffected’ by the Holy Spirit when He is in our hearts.  He is not a token we take out occasionally and flash around.  He permeates our lives and is evidenced in all of our relationships… we become imitators of Christ.

What does the evidence in your life indicate?  Can those around you clearly recognize the fruit of the Spirit or is your fruit mashed and spoiled?  Do those who know you see Christ or do they see a counterfeit that is a poor imitation?  Evidence reveals the truth!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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