But the fruit of the Spirit is … goodness.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:1-4, 31). [L]ive a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be foolish talk or coarse joking which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. – 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. (Eph. 5:1-4, 8-10). Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 1:6).
1. What kinds of things does the world say are “good”?
2. In Genesis, what did God call good (feel free to also look over the entirety of chapter 1)?
3. According to the Ephesians verses, what are we now in the Lord and how are we to live because of that?
4. According to Philippians, what has God begun in us?