What Is the Fruit For?

Today’s verses are towards the end of the passage we’ve been looking at over the last few weeks. Here we are challenged to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. One of the results of this fruit bearing is that we will be given whatever it is we ask of God. But the reason we are given this command to bear fruit – as well as to abide – is so that we may love one another. What is interesting in our passage is that the disciples are not told what the fruits are that they should be bearing. If you ‘google’ Fruits of the Holy Spirit you will find that there are 9 fruits that are most commonly referred to. I hope you will look these up as I might just ask you what you think they are. If you happen to come across the listing of the Fruits of the Spirit that the Roman Catholic church follows you will see there are 12 fruits of the Spirit.