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The healthful regulation of our desires and appetites, preventing their excess.

The healthful regulation of our desires and appetites, preventing their excess.  


Author: George Bethune
Topics: Self-Control
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True goodness is not merely impulsive, but rational and considerate – It will therefore pause, and be at some trouble to inquire what service, and how best may it be rendered… Goodness should be willing to give time, and thought, and patience, and even labor; not mere money and kind words and compassionate looks.

True goodness is not merely impulsive, but rational and considerate – It will therefore pause, and be at some trouble to inquire what service, and how best may it be rendered… Goodness should be willing to give time, and thought, and patience, and even labor; not mere money and kind words and compassionate looks.

Reference:   The Fruit of the Spirit, p. 117.


Author: George Bethune
Topics: Goodness
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Perhaps no grace is less prayed for, or less cultivated than gentleness.  Indeed it is considered rather as belonging to natural disposition or external manners, than as a Christian virtue; and seldom do we reflect that not to be gentle is sin.

Perhaps no grace is less prayed for, or less cultivated than gentleness.  Indeed it is considered rather as belonging to natural disposition or external manners, than as a Christian virtue; and seldom do we reflect that not to be gentle is sin.

Reference:   The Fruit of the Spirit, 1839, p. 100.


Author: George Bethune
Topics: Gentleness
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And so in the judgment day, the inquiry will be made not into our opinions or professions alone, but into our deeds, as proving the correctness of our faith and the sincerity of our professions. 

And so in the judgment day, the inquiry will be made not into our opinions or professions alone, but into our deeds, as proving the correctness of our faith and the sincerity of our professions.

Reference:   The Fruit of the Spirit, p. 132