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What are the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit?

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The first six fruits of the Holy Spirit in alphabetical order are charity, chastity, generosity, gentleness, goodness and faithfulness. The second six fruits of the Holy Spirit are joy, kindness, modesty, peace, patience and self-control. The 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit are found in the New Testament book of Galatians in the Bible. According to Christians, the fruits of the Holy Spirit are a sign that the Holy Spirit is living in Christians.

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According to Christians, the Holy Spirit gives his believers the fruit of charity, which is the ability to show compassion to friends and strangers. The fruit of chastity is the ability to avoid sexual temptations that are contrary to Christians' beliefs. Generosity refers to sharing your belongings with people deserving or undeserving. The fruit of gentleness allows Christians to react calmly to tense situations. According to Christians, goodness refers to honoring God's wishes and avoiding sin, while faithfulness is a commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The fruit of joy according to Christians is characterized by finding happiness not in material possessions but from knowing Jesus Christ. Kindness is similar to the gift of goodness and generosity and refers to treating other how a person wants to be treated. The fruits of modesty and self-control are related because Christians are supposed to be pure in thought and actions, while also exercising self control in avoiding temptation. The fruit of peace refers to the inner calmness that Christians believe God's word offers and patience refers to being thoughtful and tolerant while dealing with others.

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