Reading: Galatians 5:13-26


In Galatians 5:13-26, the primary directive in this context is that we “walk by the Spirit” and “not carry out the desire of the flesh”.

Do you walk by the Spirit or do you live for the flesh?

If you walk by the Spirit you will bear the fruit of the Spirit. Goodness should be evident in your life.

Goodness / Agathósuné: “an uprightness of heart and life which is beneficial in its effect.”



  1. Goodness Begins with God
    1. We See God’s Goodness in Physical Blessings (Ac. 14:15-17)
    2. We See God’s Goodness in Spiritual Blessings (Ro. 8:28-29)
  2. Goodness is Expressed in Doing Good
    1. Goodness Will Do Good to All (Ga. 6:10)
    2. Goodness Corrects What is Wrong (Ro. 15:14-16)
    3. Goodness Supports What is Right (3 Jn. 11)
    4. Goodness Overcomes Evil With Good (Ro. 12:17-21; Lk. 6:33, 35)