By Rachael Renee
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) This scripture speaks to today’s topic which is the fruit of the Spirit but we’re going to be focusing on love. Now, what is love? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it means strong affection for another arising out of kinship, personal ties, or affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests. Okay so now that we know what love means, why is it so important? Well the Bible says in John 15:12-13 (KJV) “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.” Another passage of scripture says “ Jesus said unto him, 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 unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40 (KJV) What’s the takeaway from these scriptures? Well, John 15:12-13 tells us that we should love the people around us like Christ loves us. That’s easier said than done because you’re not going to want to love everyone around you. Matthew 5:44 (KJV) says “But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. So even when you don’t feel like it or when people don’t treat you right you should still treat them kindly and show them love because that is what pleases God.
“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end. Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit.” In the end everything else will fade except for love and it never fails.
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (MSG)-
Now that we’ve gone over all these scriptures telling us to love everyone and things of the sort, what’s next? Well, the purpose of this article as a whole is to encourage you to love everyone. Whether they’re mean to you, don’t look the same as you do, if they talk about you, and even if they bully you, we must still show them love. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not telling you to let people walk all over you. Show them love but still stand up for yourself. Pray for those who treat you wrong because if God can turn the hearts of kings towards Him, just imagine what He can do for your situation.
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🔥”Pray for those who treat you wrong because if God can turn the hearts of kings towards Him, just imagine what He can do for your situation.”🔥
Yesss! Time and time again in the Word He turned the hearts of the Kings who should have been against His people to give favor on their behalf! Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys are just some stories were God’s people had fallen captive to their enemy, yet their enemy still allowed the people to rebuild for His glory! When there was a decree made against this very thing, God dealt with the heart of the King and was Glorified!👏🏾
I Love this🤍
Love those who are against you. They won’t stop the plan of God, but they are initially your family & God’s beloved son or daughter He will rightfully bring alterations to.
If God can turn the heart of kings toward him, just imagine what he can do for your situation!! 🔥🔥🔥 I really appreciated this article and the reminder of how powerful and strong love really is and can be. The thing about love is it can be applied in so many different ways so that it never grows stale. You said it so clearly when you said, ‘you’re not going to want to love everyone around you.’ This is so true but the Bible reminds us of this mandate as well as the rewards that come with our obedience and checking our heart at the door. Thank you so much for this gentle yet strong reminder of love and Gods word.