The Greatest of These: LOVE
Galatians 5:16-25; I John 4:7-13; I Corinthians 13:4-8a, 13
It’s no coincidence that love is the first fruit of the Spirit. Love is the very essence of who God is and the source of all other spiritual fruit. But this is not just any love, it’s agape love. It’s a love rooted in attitude and action, not emotion and feeling. If every person lived a life of agape love, there would be no need for rules, laws, or courts. If all Christians lived a life of agape love, everyone would know God better. Love is the greatest of all: it’s the greatest commandment, the greatest fruit of the Spirit, the greatest attribute of God, and the greatest way to live in this world.
Reflection Questions: When was a time you demonstrated agape love? Why do you think love is the essence of who God is and the heart of the Christian way of life? In what ways is love a tool for evangelism? Can you think of an example? How will you cultivate the spiritual fruit of agape love in your life?