Fruit of the Spirit: GOODNESS

Galatians 5:22-23(NLT), “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things!”

GOODNESS. Goodness is the ability to choose right over wrong, or good over evil. God’s Spirit works in us to create pure hearts that are willing to choose what is right from God’s perspective. We are living in a time where choosing godliness is not usually celebrated. Instead many people are more interested in pleasing the flesh, and doing whatever they think makes them feel good. Living by feelings and the flesh instead of the Word of God will lead to destruction (James 1:15). Choosing to obey God’s Word and live by the Holy Spirit (goodness), will lead to life (John 6:63).

I pray God will help us as Christians to choose what is good in His sight, even when we feel the pressure of the world’s evil ways. I pray He will help us not to compromise and fall prey to sinful temptations. As we choose to live righteously for Him, we will enjoy the blessings of the abundant life Jesus died to give us.

God’s Word is GOOD…

1.Romans 12:21 (NIV), “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

2.Romans 12:9 (NIV), “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

3.Nahum 1:7(NIV),“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

We overcome evil by choosing to do what is good. Cling to what is good! God is a good God who will always do what is right. So we can trust Him completely. We can have full confidence that when we choose what is “good”, He will fight on our behalf to bring justice wherever it is needed. Walk in Goodness!

***Share your thoughts on GOODNESS in the comments.

Author: Dawn

The love of Jesus will never fail you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

4 thoughts on “Fruit of the Spirit: GOODNESS”

  1. I understand what you are saying in this post however I would like to add that we have to be careful not to dichotomous the fruit of the Spirit, it’s ONE fruit, not each characteristic of the fruit. Only when we are born again we are given the spiritually DNA of Christ. The fruit of the Spirit should be organic and the manifestation of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control should be operating in our lives simultaneously.


    1. Hi Kim. Yes it is one fruit. I was just taking a closer look at each of the attributes that are mentioned. What a blessing that we have this in our DNA once we accept Christ. We just have to learn to walk in what He has given to us. Thanks for commenting to clarify so everyone understands.

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