Throughout the Bible it can be understood that humans have their own spirit that dwells in a physical body, and that other spirits can cohabit along in the same body.

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not. Matthew 12:43 (ERV)

Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Cor 3:16 (ERV)

The possessed men, when the evil spirits were cast out, it says they were in their 'right mind' (σωφρονοῦντα)

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce ('violent' in some translations. χαλεποὶ), so that no man could pass by that way. Matthew 8:28

And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to Jesus, and found the man, from whom the devils were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus: and they were afraid. Luke 8:35

It seems that the demon caused rage in the men.

Isaiah 11:1-3 reads:

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.


See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 3and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 5and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. Exodus 31:2-5


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22

Here the Holy Spirit is compared to a tree, and love, joy... etc are the fruits of the tree.
Note that one Spirit produces a lot of different things (as also in the list provided in the spiritual gifts at 1 Cor 12:4-11)
It seems to me, that the initial logical conclusion would be that if these are produced by the Spirit they are spiritual things.

My question is, given:
Truth, righteousness, wisdom, understanding, love, anger, fear, etc.
Since spirits can produce these things,
Is it right to state that; Biblically, these are spiritual things?

(Note that these are all things experienced within and that the persons spirit can also generate them: Sarah was afraid).

  • What do you mean by "spiritual things"? Why wouldn't they be "spiritual things"?
    – curiousdannii
    May 6 at 8:36

Spirits affect the mind.

Luke 8:35b

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Spirit affects both the physical and spiritual life actions.

John 6:63

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life.

ζωή (zōē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

The Spirit affects the mind to produce physical acts of love, joy, peace, forbearance, etc.

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