Fruitful Parenting – Patience, Faithfulness, Self-Control – Episode 178

This is the episode is the 6th and final in a series of studies on parenting that looks at the fruit of the Spirit as a template for how we should be parents. This episode looks at patience, faithfulness and self-control and how they may be different aspects of living life life with a long-term view.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But (A)the fruit of the Spirit is (B)love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, (C)self-control; against such things (D)there is no law.

Cross references:

1. Galatians 5:22 : Matt 7:16-ff; Eph 5:9

2. Galatians 5:22 : Rom 5:1-5; 1 Cor 13:4; Col 3:12-15

3. Galatians 5:23 : Acts 24:25

4. Galatians 5:23 : Gal 5:18

Colossians 1:9-12

9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[a] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.


1. Colossians 1:12 Some manuscripts us

Proverbs 19:11

11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience;

it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 14:29

29 A patient man has great understanding,

but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

Proverbs 15:18

18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,

but a patient man calms a quarrel.

Proverbs 16:32

32 Better a patient man than a warrior,

a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

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