Scriptures to Help You Grow in the Fruit of the Spirit

Explore these nine Bible verses that help you meditate on the fruit of the Spirit

How do you grow your faith?

While there’s no miracle food that can help your faith grow three times its size overnight, the Bible tells us that God’s Word is nourishment for our souls. Scripture helps us grow in our knowledge and love of God. When we have a relationship with God through Jesus, our lives become like a well-watered garden. And, through the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we can produce fruit that displays the way God has transformed our lives:

The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23 (GNT)

You can use these nine Bible verses to meditate on the fruit of the Spirit revealed in Scripture. As you read, ask yourself these questions: Where do you see evidence of the Holy Spirit’s transformative work in your life? And where can you ask for God’s help to grow?

As you reflect on God’s Word and seek to grow in your faith, be encouraged. God is always ready to help you!


My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.

John 15:12 GNT


You that are righteous, be glad and rejoice
because of what the LORD has done.
You that obey him, shout for joy!

Psalm 32:11 GNT


You must turn away from evil and do good;
you must strive for peace with all your heart.

1 Peter 3:11 GNT


Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.

Proverbs 15:18 GNT


Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.

Ephesians 4:32 GNT


So then, as often as we have the chance, we should do good to everyone, and especially to those who belong to our family in the faith.

Galatians 6:10 GNT


“‘Well done, you good and faithful servant!’ said his master. ‘You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!’”

Matthew 25:23 GNT


“The grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’”

James 4:6 GNT


It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.

Proverbs 16:32 GNT

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Elisabeth Trefsgar
Elisabeth Trefsgar

Elisabeth Trefsgar is a content specialist for American Bible Society. She has made a home in New Jersey and Sofia, Bulgaria, and is always on the lookout for the next adventure. She is passionate about seeing communities around the world flourish through the power of God's Word and the efforts of the local church. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading good stories, photographing local sights, and spending time with friends.

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