Posts Tagged ‘Fruit of Love’

Joy Made Complete

June 22, 2015

1 John 1:3-4 NASB
3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

True joy is only found in fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

John 15:9-12 NASB
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

True joy and love come through obedience to the Word of Life – the Living Word – Jesus Christ.1Jn 1:1;Jn 1:1,14;He 4:12;1Pe 1:23

Apart from the Father and His Son Jesus Christ
==> there is no true joy or love.

John 15:4 NASB
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

Jesus Prays:
John 17:13-21 NASB
13 But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

The Fruit of Love

February 27, 2011

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient,

In times of testing love is longsuffering, willing to endure and wait for the Lord’s answer.

Love is kind.

Love never grows weary in doing good, especially to those who are of the household of faith. -Gal 6:10

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love is humble, longsuffering, slow to anger  and puts others first. -Phil 2:3

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.

Love takes no pleasure in wrong doing, but has joy in the flowering of truth – in the unfolding of God’s Word. -Ps 119:130

It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will fail; where there are tongues, they will cease; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

Love never fails or comes to an end. It is never powerless or without effect. His love is everlasting. -Jer 31:3;Ps 103:17


Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Patience is love enduring. Kindness is love’s truth. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love being the reins” — Donald G. Barnhouse


Word Study
From Netbible 1 Cor 13:4

  • patient[3114]
    • to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart
    • to persevere bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
    • to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others
    • to be mild and slow in avenging
    • to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
  • kind[5541]
    • to act benevolently, to be useful to others

From Netbible 1 Cor 13:8

  • Love never fails[1601]
    • never perishes or falls away
    • never is powerless or without effect
  • Prophecies will fail[2673]
    • will cease, have no power, pass away, vanish
  • Tongues will cease[3973]
    • will stop, come to an end
  • Knowledge will pass away[2673]
    • will cease, have no power, fail, vanish