Fruits of the Spirit – Goodness

I used to believe that I was bad to the bone and not capable of making good choices, so I would “joke” that hell would be more fun. The truth was that I thought “if” there was a heaven, then would never be allowed there anyway, so I might as well “earn” my spot in hell. It’s a sad truth of what was once my reality, but God is good, and today, we are looking at “goodness” as one of the Fruits that the Spirit brings into our character.

Goodness is a moral trait. In order words, goodness is righteousness in action because we seek to be a blessing to others.

In the Greek language, “agathosune” is defined as “uprightness of the heart and life”. Agathosune is showing goodness for the benefit of other people, not just to be devoted to God. Therefore, over time, we become selfless in helping others less fortunate than ourselves because to have agathosune comes from the heart of wanting to help others, not because we have too.

Goodness is not something that humanity manufactures on their own accord because everything good comes from above. So the Spirit is guiding us so that others will see our good works and ultimately praise God, Himself, not us!

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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