Love, meekness, gentleness, self-accusation, forgiveness, patience, compassion, reproof-these are the works of the Spirit.
THE flesh flatters; the Spirit reproves. The flesh blindly gratifies; the Spirit wisely disciplines.
The flesh remembers the injury of a friend; the Spirit forgives the bitterest enemy.
The flesh is noisy and rude; the Spirit is silent and gracious.
The flesh is subject to moods; the Spirit is always calm.
The flesh incites to impatience and anger; the Spirit controls with patience and serenity.
The flesh is thoughtless; the Spirit is thoughtful.
Hatred, pride, harshness, accusing others, revenge, anger, cruelty and flattery – these are the works of the flesh.