Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  

Pastor says, “God is good”, and the people respond, “All the time”.

How can we make sense of just how good God is? How big God is?

Psalm 8 

Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

Beautiful details of God’s creation and His gifts to us are sandwiched between the opening and closing verses of this psalm. Here the psalmist grandly announces just how big our God is. His name fills the earth!

How is it that we can look up at the night sky and see God’s artistry?

The greatest gift of all is Christ Jesus (John 3:16), who willingly died for us and our salvation (1 Peter 2:24).

None of it makes sense, but God in His goodness did it anyway. We don’t have to understand it, we never could (Isaiah 55:8-9). We need only receive Jesus by faith to experience God’s best. It doesn’t have to make sense.

How can we show God’s goodness to others?

How has someone shown God’s goodness to you?


Go to the Table of Contents to read more posts in this series on the Fruit of the Spirit as they go live.

It’s October so this must be time for 31 Days of Five Minute Friday Free-Writes. The event is hosted by Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Fridays. We write daily for five minutes, or maybe a bit longer. The point is to write. Kate provides writers with a one-word writing prompt each day. Today the prompt SENSE.

Psalm 8 is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

The guiding verse for our Fruit of the Spirit series is Galatians 5:22-23 in the New Living Translation (NLT).

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