July 1


The fruit of the Spirit is . . . goodness.

Be imitators of God as dear children. § Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. § Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.

When the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior. § The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. § He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Gal. 5:22; Eph. 5:1; Matt. 5:44–45; Luke 6:36; Eph. 5:9;
Titus 3:4–6; Ps. 145:9; Rom. 8:32


“Thus far the Lord has helped us.” 

I was brought low, and He saved me. § Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. § Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. § He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place. § Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.

“When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?” So they said, “Nothing.” § Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

1 Sam. 7:12; Ps. 116:6; 28:6–7; 118:8–9; 146:5;
107:7; Josh. 21:45; Luke 22:35; Ps. 63:7

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