The fruit of the Spirit is . . . faithfulness.
By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.—Without faith it is impossible to please him.—“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”—“I believe; help my unbelief!”
Whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him.—Faith working through love.—Faith apart from works is useless.—We walk by faith, not by sight.—I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.—Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Gal. 5:22; Eph. 2:8; Heb. 11:6; John 3:18; Mark 9:24; 1 John 2:5; Gal. 5:6; Jas. 2:20; 2 Cor. 5:7; Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:8, 9
The Lord is compassionate and merciful.
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.—The Lord is gracious and merciful. . . . He remembers his covenant forever.
He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.—Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him, no foreign god was with him.
His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.—[Jesus] went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.—Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
“Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. . . . Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. . . . Fear not, therefore.”
James 5:11; Ps. 103:13; Ps. 111:4, 5; Ps. 121:3, 4; Deut. 32:11, 12; Lam. 3:22, 23; Matt. 14:14; Heb. 13:8; Matt. 10:30, 29, 31