I received a startling revelation this week as I looked again at 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a. As I contemplated loving patiently, kindly, and faithfully, the parallels with Galatians 5:22-23—the fruit of the Spirit—suddenly jumped off the page!
When we express love as God wants us to—in accordance with 1 Corinthians 13--we exhibit the fruit of the Spirit! We radiate joy, convey peace, practice patience, show kindness, exercise goodness, offer faithfulness, walk in humility and demonstrate self-control.
What is the key to loving as God would have us love? It is the presence of his Spirit! On our own, none of us will register very high on God’s love meter. But when we invite God’s Spirit to fill and empower us, we will be able to love the way God spelled it out in 1 Corinthians 13. Isn’t that revelation freeing?
Love~Part 3 will be posted soon. Y’all come back now! Hear?
©2012 Pamela D. Williams