It is so important that we work on living a life that glorifies God in all we do so the Spirit lives in us loudly. The way we act is so important for people around us. When we act out of love for the Lord and live to be a servant for Christ, people can see real Christianity. But when we live for what pleases us we fall short and the world thinks we are hypocrites.
At the end of verse 17 it says, “…living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
When we devote ourselves to reading and praying and asking God to help, we are full of the Holy Spirit and our actions sow it. We should seek this daily and live by the Spirit not by our own strength.
In chapter 13 verse 14 it says, “Instead clothe your self with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let your self think about ways to indulge your evil desires.”
It is so important that we die to self and truly live for Christ, so we can be a true light that is bright. Amen