The Greek word love used in Galatians 5:22, is Agape. It is self-sacrificing and it is unconditional. This is the kind of love that God loves us with, and this kind of love is the Fruit of Holy Spirit.
It is impossible for any human to achieve this kind of love on their own. It can only be developed as a Fruit of Holy Spirit.
But, Jesus said that developing this kind of love in our heart is the only way the world will be able to identify us as His. In the book of Matthew, Jesus told us that love is the actual basis of Christianity.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
Love is patient,
Love is kind.
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 does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Love is the foundation of everything that concerns God. For we were created by love, for love (God), to be loved by God and to love God.
In Matthew 22:37 Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord God with your whole heart.” God wants our WHOLE heart because He wants to touch the entirety of our hearts. So when we love Him with our whole heart we then give Him access to all of our whole being, because everything about us and who we are begins in our heart.
Mike Bickle of IHOP-KC once said that “the heart is like a diamond with many different angles and facets. And God doesn’t want to touch one part of our heart, He wants to fascinate and engage our whole heart.”
Love Confirms Us As Children of YHWH:
1 John 4:7-8 CJB says:
Beloved friends, let us love one another; because love is from God; and everyone who loves has God as his Father and knows God. Those who do not love do not know God; because God is love.
Love Confirms If We Are Dead or Alive:
1 John 3:14 says:
“If we love our Christian brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead.”
Love Confirms That We Are Of The Truth:
1 John 3:19 says:
“Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.”
Love Confirms That We Are Disciples of Christ:
John 13:35 says:
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Love is an Action Word:
1 John 3:18 says:
“Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.” Jesus going to the cross is God’s love in action towards us.
Love Is Demonstrative:
YHWH demonstrated His love to us when He sent His only begotten Son Yeshua so that we can be redeemed back to Him. John 3:16 says that “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” So we know that Jesus came to demonstrate God’s love to us.
Love Is Unconditional:
Jesus nailed to the Cross expressed unconditional love by saying forgive them Father and yet He still loved them. Just think, someone is crucifying you with lies and slander do you think you can walk in the unconditional love Jesus walked in and say forgive them Father and yet still love them?
God’s Love Is Implanted/Poured Out In Us:
John 17:26 says:
I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.” Romans 5:5 says: God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
As believers our greatest goal should be to do all things in love through Christ Jesus our Messiah
Edward Bedore said this:
“The knowledge of Christ’s love for us should cause us to love Him in such a way that it is demonstrated in our attitude, conduct, and commitment to serve God.”
Song of Solomon 8:7
“…If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.” ==>True love cannot be bought with natural wealth! Jesus paid the price of true love for us with His life, and the TRUE love of YHWH is poured out into us by way of the Holy Spirit it is given FREELY to us all we have to do is accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, receive the Holy Spirit and we have TRUE LOVE and it cost us NOTHING but a YES LORD!!
The Word of God tells us that without love we are nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.”
If we sow seeds of love we will reap the harvest of love and we will allow Holy Spirit to develop the love of Christ in us so we can sow a greater love to others. We must not limit ourselves and thing that we cannot love like Christ does, because we can. It is through His Spirit that dwells in us that loves through us and that love is more powerful than our fleshly love, it will draw men unto Christ in a way we will never understand. So allow Holy Spirit to love through you, be an empty vessel for YHWH God to use you.
Jesus commanded us to love one another, love our neighbors and to love our enemies, so I encourage you to do as He has commanded. He also told us that IF we LOVE Him we would keep His commandments. Luke 6:35-36 says “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
1 John 4:16-17 says “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the Day of Judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.” 1 John 4:7-8 also says “let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love”
In order for us to have the Fruit of Love of Holy Spirit operating in us we must not have unforgiveness, hate, discontentment and bitterness in our hearts, all these thinks hinders the Fruit of Love from blossoming in us. All those things are like poison to our spirit, we must walk in complete forgiveness. The Fruit of Love is the most important Fruit of Holy Spirit for all things concerning God was created out of love.
I will close with this scripture 1 Corinthians 13:13 says “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is LOVE.” (emphasis mine)