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00578 - Fruit Of The Spirit - Charity

Often equated with love, charity goes beyond feelings; it's about selfless actions and attitudes towards others. Exhibiting charity daily means showing unconditional kindness, generosity, and compassion. This self-giving love is a powerful way to reflect the character of Jesus to those around us.

In 1 Corinthians 13:2 (ESV), Paul writes, "And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." 

Through acts of kindness, generosity, and understanding, we demonstrate the nature of Jesus to others. Charity is not just an emotion but an active choice to put others’ needs before our own, to forgive, serve, and love without expecting anything in return. In doing so, we become living testimonies of God’s love and grace, shining His light in a world that desperately needs it. Express God’s love today.


God’s love is mainly expressed through our charity to others.


Thank You, Lord; I can express your grace, mercy and love through Charity. Amen.

Action Point

What areas of your life could do with an overhaul to make you more charitable?

Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via 

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