Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.(Galatians 5:22, KJV)

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Peace is the third of the nine fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22. This devotional explores the concept of the fruit of the Spirit, focusing on peace as one of these fruits and how we can cultivate this fruit in our daily lives.

Understanding figurative language within its context is essential for interpreting Bible passages. The term “fruit” suggests Paul envisions a tree bearing fruit. In this analogy, the Christian is the tree, and the Holy Spirit prompts fruit-bearing. This is the extent of the analogy we can infer from the text.

So, what does “fruit” signify? Fruit is a product of a tree, an outward visible result consistent with the tree’s invisible nature and beneficial to those around it. Although Paul did not consider every aspect of natural fruit, we need to contextualize it. Here, the fruit of the Spirit symbolizes the Christian’s character.

Moreover, it’s termed the fruit of the Spirit because the Holy Spirit guides and empowers Christians to live lives characterized by love, joy, peace, etc.

What is the peace the Spirit provides? Scripturally, God’s peace encompasses personal and communal dimensions. Personally, it denotes well-being, aptly summarized as “it is well.” This is evident in John 14:27, where Jesus imparts His peace to us, thus instructing us not to be troubled or afraid because “all is well.” Communally, it involves living in harmony with others, devoid of disputes, as Jesus directed His disciples in Mark 9:50 to live in peace with one another.

These interpretations of peace—personal and communal—are pertinent to Galatians 5:22. It implies that a Christian, filled with and led by the Holy Spirit, will be devoid of anxieties, fears, and restlessness, and will foster harmony with others, avoiding friction, division, and conflict.

God’s instruction for you: walk in the Spirit and bear fruit!


Reflect on how the peace of the Christian differs from the peace of the unsaved in the world (John 14:27).

Apply the Word

A profound yet powerful takeaway from this devotional is that evidence of walking in the Spirit or being filled with the Spirit isn’t solely power, wisdom, or miracles. That’s only one side of the coin. Scripture reveals that being filled with the Spirit and led by Him results in loving others, experiencing joy, and embodying peace. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide every facet of your life.


Pray for the Holy Spirit’s assistance in surrendering to His guidance in every aspect of your life.

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