Fruit of the Spirit — Goodness!

Goodness and selfishness repel each other. They refuse to peacefully coexist.

People are designed to run on goodness. Alternative fuels mess up their engine. Humans tends to naturally drift into badness, but we have to intentionally pursue goodness.

Greatness isn’t power or prestige. True greatness is goodness. When you see goodness in a human being, you’re seeing a reflection of God.

Much that passes for goodness, is only a coverup of badness. True goodness doesn’t just intend (or pretend) to do good. It actually and continually does good.

Goodness produces inner peace; badness creates guilt. True goodness is right living, that is empowered and motivated by the the Holy Spirit working inside a person’s heart.

Life goes better if we follow goodness and refuse to follow evil. Acting contrary to goodness negatively impacts the quality of your life.

All people are created in God’s image. Although that image is distorted, remnants of God’s goodness remain in every person.

Conscience is God communicating His goodness to you. Your conscience is trying to lead you toward goodness, but it can’t take you there if you refuse to follow it.

Goodness is the choice of right instead of wrong, good instead of evil. It does what is right and avoids what is evil. Goodness is the desire to do right, not just occasionally, but all the time.

Goodness aligns with the living God. Badness rebels against Him. Appreciating the goodness of God can give us the buoyancy to rise beyond bias.

(Learn more about the fruit of the Spirit in my book: The Joy Of Early Christianity available @

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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