Posted by: Diane | May 9, 2014

Fruits Of The Spirit – All Is Love

On the way down to the big city, I listened to Dr. Charles Stanley on the radio. Apparently the day before, he had talked about the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5.22,23) and he had noted that all the other qualities are expressions of the first one — love.

I had never thought of love this way.

He quoted pastor and author, Ray Stedman (1917-1992) as saying:

Joy is love enjoying itself

Peace is love resting

Patience is love waiting

Kindness is love reacting

Goodness is love choosing

Faithfulness is love keeping its word

Gentleness is love empathizing

Self-control is love resisting temptation. 

When we have lived like this and loved others well, we have lived a full life.

Erma Bombeck - when I stand before God


  1. A beautiful description of love….

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