The Fruit of the Spirit

Winward, Stephen

Eerdmans, 1984

pp. 47 - 48

“Fruits have to do with character, gifts with service. The fruits are a description of what a Christian is meant to be; the gifts are indications of what a Christian is meant to do.” Further (48), fruits are for all, gifts are for some. And it is quite possible (Samson, Solomon) to have gifts, but lack fruits, to be massively gifted and poorly cultivated.