Sunday, March 26, 2017

LENT 2017 Lenten Activities + Prayers - Day 23


Once again, consider Galatians 5:22-23, the Apostle Paul’s list of the “Fruit of Spirit.” These fruits are not only attributes for us to prize and prioritize as important, this fruit also describes what God is like. For this list of fruits are some the very character traits of God that we are called to emulate as image-bearers (Gen. 1:26).

The second fruit is JOY. The Greek word used for joy here is chara and it can be described as gladness, joyfulness, and rejoicing.

A common misconception of God is that he is always disgruntled and upset. Take time today to consider that our God is a joyful God, watching us with joyfulness and gladness rather than constant finger-wagging. And rejoice.

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