Romans 8;12-13– So then brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
The fruits of the spirit are; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. When we align with God and live our life with the mind of our spirit, we have inner peace. But when we live in the mind of our flesh… we will never be content, and will always be seeking a temporary high to fulfill the dark yearnings, that are not aligned with God.
We can claim to be Christian and go to church, go to confession, and mention Gods name…but If our thoughts and actions are self-absorbed and focused on riches, sexual pleasures, wicked schemes, negativity, and foul language… we are not Christ-like at all, we are just more Satan like… And we must never forget, that Satan’s only goal is for us to spend eternity with him.
God wants us to a have a fruitful life and spend it in eternity with him…but in order for that to be, we must first be a good fruit.