Read: Galatians 5:22-23
The more we dive into learning about His love, the more impossible it seems to accomplish.
Love is a fruit of the Spirit. Most of us are familiar with the list of what the fruit of the Spirit are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. None of these things are possible without the Spirit of God. While love is supreme in the list, they are not separable. One tree bears many fruit and though we call them different things, they are all things from God. These are things that happen when God’s presence is manifested. You cannot have pure love without joy or peace. You cannot have pure peace or joy without love. You cannot have love without God.
Jesus was fully committed to this type of radical, world transforming love. He calls us to join Him in doing so. Jesus asks us to take part in ushering in the Kingdom of God. He asks us to love people. This means serving. It means giving to the needy. It means putting others before ourselves.
Gaining a passion for His people requires heavy commitment and sacrifice. Though it may sound burdensome and overwhelming, it’s not. It’s a blessing not a burden. Learning to love requires a devotion to studying Scripture, spending time in prayer, and committing to act when you see a need. But it also requires God. It cannot be done without Him. Never go without God.
- What does committing to love look like in your life right now? What has to change?
- In what ways can you depend on god as your source for loving others?