Galatians 5:22 (NTV) – 22 Instead, the kind of fruit that the Holy Spirit produces in our life is love …
Galatians 5:22 (NLT) 22 But the Spirit of God makes us love others …
Galatians 5:22 (JBS) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love …
Thoughts of Devotion:
The first characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit is Love. This virtue is principal of all others. It is a love that only the Holy Spirit can produce in us. Love is something that every believer should reflect towards God first and then to others. In Matthew 22: 37-40 Jesus tells us, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. “
This love is more than an emotion, it’s a committed love! It is a love that goes beyond feelings, it is a love that only manages to produce with the help and assistance of the Holy Spirit. In 1 John 4: 7-8 reminds us that one of the tests that have been born again, “Beloved, let us love one another; for love it is of God. Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. “
When one is able to think upon the condition that we were in before coming to the Lord, it is a miracle to be able to love as God loves! One may remember before all we had was hate, resentment and anger, but now we can have a supernatural love in the Holy Spirit! This fruit of love is a totally radical change for us as believers. It is one of the signs that the Holy Spirit truly dwells within us. Never forget that all who have been filled with the Holy Spirit can bear the fruit of love in all circumstances we are going through.
Galatians 5:13 (KJV) – 13 For, brethren, were called to freedom; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:14 (KJV) – 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Galatians 6: 2 (KJV) – 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Romans 5: 5 (KJV) – 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 12: 9-10 (KJV) – 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor what is evil, good. 10 Love one another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (KJV) – 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails; but prophecies will be abolished and tongues will cease, and science end.
2 Corinthians 6: 6 (KJV) – 6 in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,
Ephesians 5: 1-2 (KJV) – 1 Be ye therefore followers of God as sons amados.2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet fragrant.
1 Thessalonians 4: 9 (KJV) – 9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1 Peter 1:22 (KJV) – 22 Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned brotherly love, love one another deeply, from the heart;
1 John 4: 7-12 (KJV) – 7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love it is of God. Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.8 He who does not love does not know God; because God is amor.9 In this the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only Son into the world that we might live EL.10 In this is love: not that we have loved God , but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our pecados.11 beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one others.12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.