Love As A Fruit Of The Spirit
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.
I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
I made your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and I myself may be in them."
Now this hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited, and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful; is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win.read more.
She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall. Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with. For what we know is incomplete and what we prophesy is incomplete. But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will be done away with. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways. Now we see only an indistinct image in a mirror, but then we will be face to face. Now what I know is incomplete, but then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another. For the whole Law is summarized in a single statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."
Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love one another. The person who does not love remains spiritually dead.
We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.