At the Fifth of Galatians, Paul the apostle taught us of nine spiritual qualities he referred to as the “Fruit of the Spirit.” At Second Peter One, we are taught of eight characteristics that must be diligently cultivated to abundance. Failure to do so results in spiritual barrenness and unfruitfulness. It is no coincidence that John the Baptist taught his audiences to make straight in the desert a highway for our God, as prophesied at the Fortieth of Isaiah. The desert of which the prophet spoke is that of the heart of sinful man. When, subsequent to obedience to the Gospel, the Savior comes to dwell in that heart by the Spirit, the Fruit of the Spirit and the qualities of righteous cause one to be no longer barren nor an unfruitful desert.
Written by David Hayes Prophater