Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

A self-loathing, dissatisfied, angry individual is like a ticking time bomb. Any given opportunity, and the bomb will explode into a frenzy of criminal activity. Ironically, the law applied in those situations does not make the individual any better. Incarcerated, this person has not changed. It’s still the same self-loathing, dissatisfied and angry individual. The high percentage of recommitting crimes after incarceration speaks for itself.

We’ve got issues, and our hearts are clouded to various degrees. God’s Spirit unveils the Lord to us and based on our consent we are able to unburden our hearts and start the healing process in a moment’s notice. Led by the Spirit, believers love God and people. The Holy Spirit is evidenced by their fruit, which expresses itself in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, fidelity, tolerance and self-control.

No law needs to be applied when we love the Lord and our neighbor as ourselves. Law becomes useless when it does not need to be applied. Indeed, God’s kingdom does not rely on the law; the kingdom of heaven entirely runs on God’s Spirit.

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