5:22 Spirit. It is noteworthy that the “power” of the Spirit, as promised in Acts 1:8, is best manifest in the fruit of the Spirit. Consider the following:
(1) Love: “God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
(2) Joy: and (3) Peace: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13).
(4) Longsuffering: “Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness” (Colossians 1:11).
(5) Gentleness: (literally kindness): “…by kindness, by the Holy Ghost,…by the power of God,…” (II Corinthians 6:6-7).
(6) Goodness: “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth” (Ephesians 5:9).
(7) Faith (or better, faithfulness): “That He would grant you…to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith,…according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:16-17,20).
(8) Meekness: “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (II Corinthians 12:9).
(9) Temperance (or self-control): God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, . . and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).