But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23
Today we will start a series here on the blog, where we will delve into what is written in the Bible about each of results of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives, mentioned in the book of Galatians. The series “Learning about the fruit of the Holy Spirit” will feature 9 devotionals, which will be released every Monday here on the Bible Offline blog.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.John 15:12
Love is the first mentioned and to understand it a little better, let us draw on the passage in 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8, when the apostle Paul was teaching in a church about true love and said that even that he spoke all the languages that are spoken on earth and in heaven, if he had no love, people would not understand anything.
Paul goes on to say that he could have the gift of announcing messages from God, have all the knowledge of the world, understand all the secrets that exist and have so much faith that he could even take the mountains out of his place, but if he had no love, those things would be worthless. He could give everything he had and even hand over his body to be burned, but if he didn’t have love, it would be worthless.
Later, from verse 4, he explains what love is: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”.
The Apostle wanted to teach us that love lasts forever and is God’s greatest gift to us. When we love each other we become more like Jesus, the person who loved most in this world. Jesus loved so much that he gave his own life for us. As Christians, our greatest desire must be to look more and more like Christ and it is impossible for that to happen if we do not love.
It is important to emphasize that love is a commandment, so it is a decision that must be made by us every day. From getting up to going to bed, through each of our actions, we need to decide to love and manifest this through our actions. When we have this awareness, we see others in a different way.
Remember that loving is a decision, we must love even those who bother us, because that is what Jesus did, he loved regardless of who the person was or what was person’s background. I know it can be a difficult task, but remember that God is with you, pray and ask for help. The Lord has the power to act in all situations.
God bless you!
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Amen 🙏 👏 👏
I don’t worry, I don’t frat cause God has never left me yet. His love is everlasting! Amen!
Thank you, I’ve been struggling a little as a new Christian and here in the UK none of our churches have been opened and with us having a second lock down, it’s really hard to find truth and to be taught. I’ve been quite blessed as the Holy spirit and Jesus Christ have been my only teachers- along with Dr. Charles Stanley(I love this guy) and of course the amazing people who write these blogs. You’ve helped me no end and I know that it is no accident that I found you guy’s- rather I was lead. My Lord jesus, please continue to work our Father’s will through these people who have had a helping hand in my Christian journey. Teaching truth and love, may you bless them so they can continue spreading the good news, reaching more and more people like me. Put the Holy spirit on them strongly when helping and teaching us. The Earth is blessed having these people in the world. I hope that I will continue to grow and mature with the help of all of you. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, in Jesus’ glorious name I pray! Amen.
Without all of you, people like me during this time would have no help or guidance. God bless you xx
Hi there Katie. I’m Dan. I’m in Canada. I felt an urge to encourage You. I want to recommend a Youtube channel to You if You don’t mind. Look up Ralph “Yankee” Arnold. I think You will be blessed by His Ministry. He was just what I needed when I was newer in My walk. GOD Bless and Keep You.❤
God bless you.. As you walk in the light. Already you have started to demonstrate the spirit of the lord that resides in you.. Through encouragement and love.. 🙏👏
Lots of services and ways to get connected online dear friend. Check out elevation Church or transformation Church, Hillsong Church or see if your local church has been doing services online. Stay connected to a body 💖 be safe!
Congratulations on your new birth Katie !The Lord will preserve us ALL until His return in Jesus name.
Our hope is in our LORD! ✡Praise God✡We as sinners are all at what level we are experiencing to be utilized as a light to the world…No one is insignificant as members of His BELOVED SONS sacrifices! Our responsibility is to our CREATOR who purposefully put us here for a privelaged time in His will for such as this! HE PROMISES we are Never alone & when we seek Him pure heartedly He shall guide us in His will never leaving us & that nobody above , in, or below this earth can NOT take us from Him nor does His word return void! You are loved endlessly & as you allow Him to work in you on a personal level He will show you His PURPOSE using you in mighty ways,TRUST it’s not about us & what we can do but what Hes already done, continues to do & He is capable of ALL things. Study His promises being Grateful in His culmination of our lives & His purposes for it’s already won & His Grace is sufficient for ea day He creates! His peace covers us, be still & let the Great I AM help you focus & refine the beauty you already withhold, renewing your mind& stand in His redefining your real identity🤗🕆💓 Lord is with us, BLESSED 👀
Thank you for reminding us again.
Amen. Agape Love 💞
Thank you God for your continuous love and provision towards humanity…We are so fortunate to serve a living God who Bless us abundantly in Mysterious ways..
amen. !because god is love