But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
We’ve been through a lot of blocks
Each one challenging us,
Calling us to be more like Christ
In our actions and attitudes.
The final block is love.
The Greek is agape.
It is sacrificial love.
The 1 Corinthians 13 kind.
This love makes allowances for mistakes and weaknesses.
It is willing to face problems when they come.
It is affirming and loyal.
It is the virtue that sums up all the others (Col 3:14)
It is the goal of all Biblical instruction (1 Tim 1:5)
It is the most excellent way (1 Cor 12:31-13:13)
It is not hypocritical (Rom 12:9)
It builds up (1 Cor 8:1)
It serves others (Gal 5:13)
It is the love God showed to us.