If the Fruit of the Spirit is a list of behaviors we’re expected to demonstrate to show that Christians are nice people – then the we are doomed.
God uses our time on this earth to refine us, and it takes a lot of work, a lot of heat, and a whole lot of patience.
When we belong to Christ, it’s through God’s grace – getting what you don’t deserve; a dead person has no power to raise themselves from the dead.
Resolution number five is great for when you’re feeling lazy, in a period of heavy procrastination, or just all around unmotivated. It reads as such: “Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.”
How are we sanctified? How does God improve us, how does He make us more holy?