Salt and pepper, peas and carrots, nuts and bolts, pots and pans, Adam and Eve, Jack and Jill, day or night, hot or cold. What do each of these things have in common?
The duplets each represent a famous pairing and in general each pair results in some semblance of balance or symmetry. They complement or contrast one another in a way that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. They are symmetrical and synergistic.
Have you ever thought about the symmetrical and synergistic aspects of the Fruit of the Spirt? As we embark upon our study this week, we will be looking at a pair of fruit that are just that, symmetrical and synergistic. The two balance and enhance one another.
Kindness and goodness are two sides of the same coin. They can exist and be exercised independently, but the results are sometimes discordant when that happens. When they are exercised in concert with one another the result can be rhapsodic and endearing. They make beautiful music together, as is often said of complementary pairings.
But how about the whole ensemble; have you ever thought about how the music sounds when all the instruments are tuned and played well under the purposeful direction of the Maestro? Each instrument carefully orchestrated to perfectly fill a void that would glaringly exist without it. And when all the instruments come together as one, on time and in key, well, the result is truly symphonic. A grand opus for all the world to see and hear. A masterpiece, indeed.
I hope you realize that the Father has composed just such a masterpiece for you. And, if you have accepted His free gift then he wants that masterpiece to flow from you like the most beautiful symphony ever played at the grandest opera house of all time. It’s already inside you, it’s called the indwelling Holy Spirit, all we have to do is allow Him to play His music in us and through us.
I hope you can join us this week for our continuing study on the Fruit of the Spirit. I am excited to see what God does in our presence.
If you cannot be with us in person, feel free to download the Bible study materials for your personal use by following one of these links: PowerPoint Slides, PDF File. You can also find the video of this session on our YouTube channel soon after the meeting concludes. And lastly, you could follow this link to download other studies in this series: Supernatural Fruit if you happened to miss one of our prior studies.