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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Truth Verse
“Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” — 3 John 11

Goodness is acting like Jesus. It is both refusing to do evil and choosing to do things that help others — whether or not others deserve the good things we do.

Can you think of someone who’s a good person? Are they nice to others? Do they follow the rules? These are just a few of the ways others can see goodness in our lives.

Where does goodness start? As you can see from 3 John 11, “Anyone who does what is good is from God.” True goodness comes from having Jesus in our lives and choosing to live for Him.

What is goodness? Goodness is doing the right thing even when no one else is looking. Matthew 12:35 tells us that a “good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him.” Goodness isn’t something we can have without thinking about it. Goodness comes when we’re careful to make choices that show we live for God.

Goodness means we are dependable and honest. People can count on us to be truthful. We are quick to see and meet needs and to help others.

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