When God answers your prayers, do you praise Him? Do you just carry on with life, as if He’s just given you what you deserve, or do you go to Him saying, “Praise you, Lord, for your great work and provision?”
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.
There’s more to trusting in the Lord than just saying a prayer and doing a few good works. It requires a whole life change.
When we talk about others’ shortcomings, we should have an attitude of forgiveness and desire for them to change, not one of rejecting them as a person.
How we perceive our sin is important. Are you like the Pharisee, righteous beyond all others, or are you like the woman who washes the feet of Christ?