Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
I say then, conduct yourselves by the spirit, and you will not then gratify the animal passions.
Either allow the tree to be good, and its fruit good; or else say the tree is corrupt, and its fruit corrrupt: for a tree is distinguished by its fruit.
the ground over-run with thorns denotes such as have embraced the doctrine, but are so immerst in the business, enjoyments, and pleasures of life, as not to improve it to any real advantage.
perhaps it may bear fruit: if not, you may after that hew it down.
every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he takes away: as for the branch that bears fruit, he prunes it clean, to make it more fruitful.
but now being set free from sin, and actually in the service of God, the present advantage you reap is holiness, and the future everlasting life.
thus, my brethren, the law is become dead with respect to you by the body of Christ; that you might be subject to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
for the natural effect of light, is universal benevolence, justice, and truth:
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
that your conduct may be worthy of the Lord, in every respect agreeable to him, being friutful in every kind of virtue, and increasing in divine knowledge:
As to myself, I am persuaded, my brethren, that you abound in goodness, and in variety of knowledge, and are able to instruct one another.
1 Corinthians 13:7
it excuses all things, believes what is favourable, hopes for the best, and suffers the worst.
2 Thessalonians 3:2
and that we may be delivered from vexatious wicked men; for all have not the faith.
1 Timothy 3:11
their wives must be likewise grave, free from scandal, sober, and always faithful.
1 Timothy 4:12
don't give occasion to any to despise your youth: but be a pattern to believers in your discourse, in your behaviour, by your charity, faith and chastity.
1 Peter 5:12
I formerly writ to you a short epistle, by Silvanus, I think, a faithful brother, to declare and testify to you, that the true dispensation of God is that to which you are attach'd.
do all you can to live peaceably, if it be possible, with all mankind.
1 Corinthians 16:14
let all your transactions flow from social affections.
who also declared to us the love you bear to us upon a spiritual account.
Let brotherly love still reign.
1 John 4:13
Hereby we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit.