The Spirit’s Fruit is Love

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Sarah Stegall

Ultimately, the purity of our charitable works will stand or fall based on the motivation of our hearts. And the foundation for our service must be a genuine love for God that transforms all else we do.

What a marvel of grace it is that God should love us. But what an awe-inspiring miracle it is that we could be empowered to love Him in return.

Divine love was God’s sole mot ivation for sending Jesus to Calvary. His demonstration is our model.

It is the nature of the love of God we express that is the primary indicator of His indwelling presence. It will, one day, be the final standard by which we are judged.

READ: Matt. 22:37-40; Rom. 12:9-21; 1 Cor. 13:1-10; Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 4:25-5:21; John 3:10-23.
HEART ISSUE: Quiet your heart and mind before the Lord. Allow Him to deal with areas in your life that are in need of change.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, we repent of attitudes that may, in all honesty, be more tolerant than loving. Forgive our failure to even approach this subject for fear of rebuke. Show us where we fall short of Your good pleasure. Give us grace to change. Amen.

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