All of these characteristics can be in your garden if you let God grow them.
In contrast to this fruit are the works of the flesh. They can equally be in your garden… if you water and feed them.
In Matt. 7:15-20, Jesus says you know a tree by its fruit. Even a child can grasp that concept.
Fruit presupposes life, growth, and cultivation.
How’s your fruit? X-Ray your heart. Inspecting the fruit in your life is a healthy (although painful!) habit to practice. In a sense we are all fruit inspectors.
Does your fruit pass inspection, or fail it?