For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love (2 Peter 1:6-7).
There it is again.
You know, no matter what we start looking at in the Word, it seems we always end up back at love.
I’m not complaining…just sayin’.
I suppose it goes without saying that love is a pretty important topic to the Lord of the Universe. It heads the list of spiritual fruits in Galatians, and gets its own chapter in 1 Corinthians. And John doesn’t say that God so liked us or felt warmly toward us or needed us or respected us or pitied us or feared us…
For God so loved the world…
And love is the culmination of this passage. All that we become through faith and goodness and knowledge and self-control and perseverance and godliness and brotherly kindness expresses itself in love.
Love for God.
Love for each other.
Strangely, at this level, the two are hard to distinguish and impossible to separate.
God’s love is the root of it all. Your love is the fruit of it all.
Walk in love today, Beloved.