In both the physical and spiritual realm…fruit is essential for our well being. The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22).
Have we replaced the real fruit of the Spirit with our own artificially created love, our own alternative to faith, and our own imitation of peace?
Fruit substitutes? I am guilty. I have wandered away from the God ordained and God made fruits He has created. Why do we hunger for those other things? Why do we consume what we knowingly understand is harmful to us? Why do we substitute what is His best for our lives?
Patricia Sprague 2005
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