The fruit of the Spirit is one fruit with nine characteristics. It’s not nine separate types of fruit.
Through Jesus’s redemptive work on the cross, we have been set free from those things that used to entangle us.
Because we have access to so much right now, it can be a struggle to use our freedom well.
Our lives are just like fruit trees: the outside exposes the inside.
If these nine characteristics are the fruit of the Spirit, the result of his presence and a natural outpouring of his character, that means you can’t pick and choose which ones you want.