God Is Love, Part XX
Pursue love. I Corinthians 14:1
The pursuit of love is a lifelong ambition filled with opportunities to reach out to our fellow man and to develop a solid relationship with God. Love must be cultivated and the garden of the fruit of His Spirit must be maintained in order to walk in His love for us.
Adam and Eve were placed in a beautiful garden to cultivate and to keep as their spiritual service to God. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was also theirs to keep but they were commanded not to eat of its fruit. This act of service was an offering of sorts to cultivate and keep, but not to enjoy its fruit. Our relationship with God, through study, meditation and prayer keep us in the Spirit and enable us to grow and become intimate with our heavenly Father.
Marriage is a good example of maintaining a healthy relationship because being married takes commitment and diligence to stay in harmony with one another and to produce an atmosphere of peace that will last a lifetime.
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. I Corinthians 12:31
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin