Let’s pretend for a moment that we can order our own personal box of JOY! You can order ANYTHING that brings you joy. ANYTHING!
What will you order? I’m excited for you! What is it? What’s it gonna be? Obviously I will order a puppy…
Actually, I think I will just order me some straight up, good ol’ JOY itself. And I will order it direct from the Manufacturer, the Creator! He certainly knows the best quality of joy, you know, the stuff that really lasts. I think I recently read something somewhere about the health benefits associated with having an ample supply of joy on hand. It certainly makes you smile more 🙂
I’ll bet that the Creator has THE patent-of-all-patents on the joy He offers! Man tries to replicate it and you can always tell the fake stuff because it just doesn’t last as long, and the quality…. lets be honest, they just don’t make things like they used to. Well, except for maybe combs. Seriously, I have a comb from like, 30 years ago that’s still sitting around. I don’t really use it, but how often does a person even need to buy a comb? Just a side thought…
The thing about ordering joy is this! You get EIGHT additional pieces included with it!!! You don’t even have to add it to your order!!! They are included!!!! With joy, you’ll receive love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness AND self control . Sign me up already! I LOVE a bargain! Same day delivery??? Overnight, receive it by 10am???
If you have love, then joy shall follow and that brings you peace, patience returned is kindness, goodness comes by way of faithfullness and there is gentleness in self-control. I could change these nine virtues around and place them in any order and it still presents itself as one thing because they all fit together. This is why these are called Fruit of the Spirit and not FruitS of the Spirit. These parts make a whole.
When you go to purchase a puzzle, you purchase the whole box right? Not like you’re gonna just buy 47 pieces of 500. You need all the pieces to complete the picture.
You know what the best part about ordering joy and receiving all its counterparts is? It’s complimentary. Even the delivery is of no cost to you. The Creator already paid the price, a very, very long time ago and all you have to do now is receive it.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. -Galatians 5:22
Some things are just meant to go together.