Works of the Flesh Compared with Fruit of the Spirit Citing Biblical Examples

Works of the Flesh Compared with Fruit of the Spirit Citing Biblical Examples


Works of the flesh
Galatians 5:19-21

Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22-23

Sexual immorality
David
committed adultery with Uriah’s wife

Love
David repented, loved God sincerely. 2 Sam. 11

Impurity, debauchery
A prodigal son
lived wastefully and lusted

Joy
The prodigal son found joy when he repented. Luke 15:11-3

Idolatry
Ezra
’s people sought peace from idols

Peace
Ezra helped his
people find peace in God. Ezra 9

Hatred
Saul
(a.k.a. Paul) hated believers and persecuted them

Patience
Saul learned to endure mistreatment Acts 9

Discord, jealousy
Judah,
in envy, sold his brother Joseph as a slave

Kindness
Judah later showed kindness. Gen. chapters 37 & 44

Fits of rage
John
wanted fire to destroy his enemies

Goodness: John later exemplified love and goodness. John 9:54

Selfish ambition
Jacob
had tricked Esau out of his inheritance

Faith
Jacob learned to trust God to help him. Gen. 25:29-34 & chapter 27

Dissensions, factions, envy
Antioch believers
suffered a sad doctrinal division

Gentleness
The believers’ conflict gave way to gentle unity. Acts 15

Drunkenness, orgies
Corinthian believers
acted selfish and indulgent

Self-control
Paul later praised Corinthian’s progress. 1 Cor. 6:9-11

 

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