Galatians 5:22-23a gives a list of the fruit of the Spirit. The qualities listed there are the evidence of a Christian life. It is no coincidence that love is at the top of the list. Some believe that the other eight qualities listed are all under the heading of love.
Donald Grey Barnhouse puts it this way: “Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love holding the reins.”
Let’s always do our best to see that this fruit is evident in our lives. And let’s always remember that love is the key.