The First Fruits of the Spirit : “But the fruit of the Spirit is love” Galatians 5:22

Friday, May 26, 2017

CHARITY (OR LOVE)
Referring to a benevolent sort of love, this attribute refers to loving without desiring anything in return. This sort of charity, or love, is patient, lasting, and unconditional.
"Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy." (1 Corinthians 14:1)
"Let all your things be done with charity." (1 Corinthians 16:14)
"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." (Colossians 3:14)
"But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:" (1 Thessalonians 3:6)
"We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;" (2 Thessalonians 1:3)
"Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:" (1 Timothy 1:5)
"Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." (1 Timohy 2:15)
"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12)
"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:22)
"But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience," (2 Timothy 3:10)
"That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience." (Titus 2:2)
"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." (1 Peter 4:8)
"Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen." (1 Peter 5:14)
"And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity." (2 Peter 1:7)
"Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:" (3 John 1:6)
"These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;" (Jude 1:12)
"I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first." (Revelation 2:19)
•    "Do everything in love" even when I don't feel like it - 1 Corinthians 16:14

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