THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Scripture: Galatians 5:22
Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,…” The fifth fruit of the Priestly Christ is the Greek word khroy-stot-ace and means ‘forbearance.’ Perhaps there is no greater picture in how the Priestly fruit and the Kingly fruit balance each other out than forbearance applied as a Priest versus Revelation 19:15 where we are told, “His eyes are like a flame of fire…” The Priestly kindness balances the judicial fire. Kindness and forbearance give space for repentance. The angel told Abraham he had to go and see because the outcry was great and the sin very grave.” Are we there yet?