This article explores the gifts of the Spirit as well as the fruit of the Spirit. The gifts, or charismata, are given to the body of Christ, as discussed in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12-1 Corinthians 14. The fruit, mentioned in Galatians 5:22, are one, and unite the divided life, with a view to the fruit entering the glory of God.
Beale argues that the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22 appears to be an allusion to Isaiah's promise that the Holy Spirit as gift for the new creation would bring about abundant fertility in the last days. The main references include Isaiah 32 and Isaiah 57. He draws a link from his understanding of Galatians 5 to Galatians 6:14-16.
This article is the second in a trilogy discussing Galatians 5:22-23 and the fruit of the Spirit. The author explains that the fruit needs to be evident, such that our lives are consistent with our message, for the sake of integrity. He discusses what exactly is the fruit of the Spirit is, as both the product and proof of regeneration. Every individual in this life produces fruit, either good or bad.