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"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law."  Galatians 5:22-23
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
GOODNESS
GENEROUS AND OPEN HEARTED
DEFINITION:
Goodness is the selfless desire to be open hearted and generous to others above what they deserve.
 
EXEMPLIFIED IN JESUS:
"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.  He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:4-7
 
"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." 1 Peter 2:2 
 
OTHER SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:
"Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalms 23:6
 
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord." Ephesians 5:8-10
 
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."                  Galatians 6:9-10
 
 
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