There is one fruit that gushes forth from the Holy Spirit. It is the fruit of love. Many people will site Galatians 5:22-23 and mention the ‘fruit(s)’ of the Holy Spirit. A close study reveals only one fruit. The rest of the emotions mentioned are positive seeds coming from Love.
With love comes joy, peace, kindness, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, temperance and so on. Those are the positive seeds of love.
Realistically there is a strong negative seed of love. It is the seed or emotion of ‘hurt.’ Hurt is magnified where there is love. It intensifies the hurt when love is in it’s company. It is worse when a friend whom you love hurts you than some stranger you hardly know.
Think about it for a bit. Then let me know what you think.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.”
Galatians 5:22-26 NASB
Until next time