Every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted – Luke 18:14
This chapter begins with two parables told by Jesus. In the first, He emphasized how important persistent prayer is; in the second, He contrasted the prayers of two people with entirely different attitudes. Taken together, they show us that the prayer life of a believer is most important, but that prayer can be ineffective if a person has a wrong attitude.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in the spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him – John 4:23
God is a spiritual being who is invisible and without body. He is a divine person who reveals Himself in perfect intellect, emotion, and will. He is the source and personification of all material and spiritual life. He’s self-existent, He is the unity of all existence, and He is consistent in His being, that is He corresponds in actual fact to His nature and attributes as they are revealed to us. He’s the God of all nations, and made all nations of one blood.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard – Psalm 19:3
The Apostle Paul explains the awesomeness of God, and how that everyone should know about God because nature proclaims His existence and power. Although people everywhere should believe in God by just looking at the evidence of nature around them, God needs people to explain His love, mercy and grace to all nations.
But, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law – Galatians 5:22-23
The God who sent the Law also sent the Spirit. The by-products of the Spirit filled life are in perfect harmony with the intent of God’s law. A person who is rich in the fruit of the Spirit fulfills the Law far better than a person who observes the rituals. In order for the Gifts of the Spirit to operate effectively, the Fruit of the Spirit must be in operation.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law – Galatians 5:22
The fruit of the Spirit is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us.The Spirit produces these character traits, which are found in the nature of Christ. They are the products of Jesus’ control, and we can’t obtain them by trying to get them. If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us, we must join our lives to His.