I love ice cream in the summer! No, I love ice cream all year! I like and love all flavors. Some of my favorites are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peach, coconut, pumpkin, and eggnog with toppings like fudge and nuts. I don’t have to think or count ice cream flavors and its varied toppings on my fingers, do you?

Many of us have been, for almost a year, in a multi-facet study of the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians five. This fruit has seven flavors. Can you name them?

Are we able to name them without looking them up?? Or, do we have to count them on our fingers and wonder why we can only name 5 not 7? Maybe we have not tried the different flavors in the last few weeks. Maybe we diet them trying to lose a few pounds so we can fit in our summer clothes from last year. But, hopefully, we will not only name them but have the fun and exciting pleasure of telling others just how wonderful our latest flavor was.

Did you know that two of them stick to your ribs like meatloaf and potatoes when digested properly? When you have experienced a nice meal of goodness and mercy it will nourish you and stick with you like none other. Look, read it for yourself….“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life; and you will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:6,NKJ)

Did you name all seven flavors without a glitch? What is your favorite fruit flavor for today? What has it done to give you a summer thrill?

Note: correction, my mistake… there are nine and not seven named in the ‘fruit of the spirit.’ Again, read Galatians 5:22,23