Good Fruit

Posted 3/18/2003 7:04:56 AM

Three of the nine Fruit of the Spirit are quite similar:

NAS: Kindness, goodness, gentleness
KJV: Gentleness, goodness, meekness

Looking for some more meaning here:

Kindness, goodness:


Gentleness, Meekness

These start with humility, and grow into a realizing of one's actual worthlessness before God (humility), and grow to an attitude of patient, loving acceptance of all the grief and trials one receives from others and God. That continues to expand to a mercifulness, out of love and gentleness, not out of possible error or weakness.