The Fruit of the Spirit Contrasted with the Works of the Flesh



What the Spirit Produces

Provided at New Birth

Galatians 5:22,23

Its Opposite

What the World Provides

Appeals to the Natural Man

What You End Up With

(the Works of the Flesh)

Galatians 5:19-21

How to Nurture the Fruit, and Conquer the Flesh

(You live Christís way)

For My Benefit


The ability to love all that God loves


(King Saul against David)


Adultery, Fornication

Give, anything and everything you have for the glory of Jesus Christ


An attitude of the mind, that over-rides circumstances and feelings

Sorrow, constantly negative



Circumstantial Happiness

Uncleanness, Lasciviousness

Decide that what God says is true, and more real than what your heart is telling you. Constantly ponder Godís care and His promises


To be at rest in Godís perfect care

Anxiety, Worry




Idolatry, Witchcraft


Force yourself to be at rest, trust in Godís care Ė reject worry as wicked sin and allow God to work all things out for good

For Otherís Benefit


The ability to endure, and still stay in love, full of joy, and at rest in Godís care when you are in the middle of a storm

Impatience, Vengefulness

Instant Gratification (2Sam 13:10-15)

Hatred, Variance (instability)

Allow yourself to wait, and to do without, and to be wronged


The ability to love when every fibre of your being says seek revenge


Revenge, and vengeance

Emulations (hypocrisies)

Take reproach and persecution, accepting it in Christís name, and just keep being gentle


Doing right and living godly and separated from sinful activities


Uncontrolled entertainment and excitement

Wrath, Strife, Seditions

Always ends up in fights and seeking to overthrow controls

Always do right Ė there is NEVER any fear in doing right!

For Godís Benefit


The ability to trust Godís word, way, and will


Doubting God


Live by faith in everything you do Ė just trust and obey!


Ignoring self in order to honour and bless others


Focusís your attention on your self

Envyings Ė always thinking others have it better

Never let self get all your attention. Look always upon the needs of others


Self-control, living in moderation instead of excess


Constant breaking down of barriers and calling for excess

Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings

Submit to authorities over your life, and decide self control is the greatest show of strength