8258 fruitfulness, spiritual

8258 fruitfulness, spiritual

Fruitfulness is used by Scripture as a symbol of spiritual maturity and well-being.

Spiritual fruitfulness described

Gal 5:22-23 The results of the Holy Spirit’s activity in the life of a Christian believer. See also Ps 92:12; Pr 11:30; Isa 32:17; Jer 11:16; Eze 19:10; Eph 5:9; Col 1:10; Jas 3:17

Spiritual fruitfulness expected in God’s people

Jn 15:16 See also Isa 5:1-2; Mt 7:16-20 pp Lk 6:43-44 Such fruitfuless, seen in a person’s behaviour, is evidence of their true character; Ro 7:4

The conditions for spiritual fruitfulness

Spiritual fruitfulness through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ Jn 15:4-5

Spiritual fruitfulness through a commitment to God’s word Ps 1:1-3 See also Mt 13:23; Jn 15:2-3

Spiritual fruitfulness through a death to self-interest Jn 12:24 Although Jesus Christ is speaking here primarily of his own death, the principle remains true for Christian living.

See also

1610Scripture
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5902maturity
6744sanctification
6754union with Christ
8102abiding in Christ
8255fruit, spiritual
8347spiritual growth
8356unselfishness

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