The fruits of the Spirit all go together.
You can’t have kindness without self-control.
You can’t be at peace without being patient.
You can’t be faithful without love.
There’s no joy apart from goodness.
Gentleness begets self-control.
I’ve been under the impression that goodness, kindness and gentleness spring up apart from the self-control, inner sense of peace, love and patience required to nurture them.
If it’s true that the Spirit produces these fruits in us…
Then it’s also true that we need to harvest them.
And that begins with a choice.
~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV ~