Paul concluded his address to the Ephesian brethren by reminding them of the Lord’s teaching that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). How have you found this to be true in your life?
Paul encouraged the Galatians to seek the fruits, or results, of living by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25). What are some of these fruits? (See the scripture chain in this section.) How have these fruits been manifest in your life? What should we do if we feel an absence of these fruits in our lives?
What does it mean that “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”? (See Galatians 6:7–9.) How does this principle apply to our ability to hear and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost? How does it apply to our relationships with other people and to other situations in our lives?
Suggestion for Family Discussion
Ask family members how they can tell when the influence of the Spirit is in the home. Discuss things you can do as a family to invite the Spirit. Set goals as a family to invite the Spirit into your home during the coming week.