Love As A Fruit Of The Spirit
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves.
and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us:
Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:
Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up, does not behave in an unseemly manner, does not seek what is its own, is not quickly provoked, does not impute evil, does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,read more.
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but whether prophecies, they shall be done away; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall be done away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part: but when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I reasoned as a child; when I became a man, I had done with what belonged to the child. For we see now through a dim window obscurely, but then face to face; now I know partially, but then I shall know according as I also have been known. And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and the greater of these is love.
For ye have been called to liberty, brethren; only do not turn liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;
Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
And we have known and have believed the love which God has to us. God is love, and he that abides in love abides in God, and God in him.