If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25
The second lesson for this morning reminds us that we are called to be a people of the Spirit. It is easy to get tempted into worldly desires whether they be sexual, financial, or some other attraction that can draw us away from our walk with God. Living in the Spirit demands that we flee these desires, and it is Him that strengthens us.
The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, and Temperance. These stand opposed to the anything goes, get ahead however you can mentality that the world so often preaches. These fruits are pillars of the Christian faith, and when we grow in them it is not only a sign of growing in Christ, but it glorifies God and is a shining light for the world to see.
This week we remember that we are given the comforter, he is our strength, our helper, and the illuminator of truth. Let us take comfort in knowing that he is with us regardless of where we are and will grow in us those good fruits to the glory of God.