You can be factually right, but spiritually wrong

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:21-24

It occurs to me that we can be factually right, but spiritually wrong.  Because it doesn't matter how on-point your discourse, if there isn't overwhelming evidence of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in our context, then we've missed it. 

I think there are very human reasons that we miss it.  In a capitalist society we want to own and brand things. (I suspect this is the chief reason we have doctrinal statements that go way beyond the apostles creed.) I'm also fairly certain it is the reason that we promote "being right" over spiritual evidence of the Holy Spirit's participation.

Do we think our "rightness" ensures God's backing? In Romans 3:10, the Apostle Paul references that the scriptures state there are none of us who are "right." 

I think it is time we embrace the humility of that.     
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Maira Gall