Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection – Colossians 3:14
This is a call to a greater life – the life of love. The scriptures declare the love of God in many dimensions from the Genesis to the Revelation.
They all show God’s walk with man, and his work in man. God is love, and to love is to be like God. No other place do men find genuine love outside of God.
This is why Paul is talking to believers on this subject, to take up the consciousness of utilizing the privilege of the presence of God’s Spirit in us. We have the ability to love, living right in us.
When we decide to let him help us, then we are granted the ability to present God on earth by the character of love.
This is why Paul puts it as a suggestion to “put on” love.
It means we possess the ability already. Just as it is within your ability to put on your clothes or put them off, so also do we have the right to allow the Spirit love through us or not.
Paul also tells us that this love is the glue that binds every other good work together and gives it a meaning. He says “above all”, meaning love holds a higher place in the scheme of things.
To love is to express one of the fundamental characters of God, and God is above all.
Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me each and every morning to put on love. That I might see others through your eyes of compassion and express your loves to others.
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