Four little letters. Ironically, wars have been fought over "love". Divorces have happened over "love". Even churches have split over "love". Arguments here on TJ have happened because of "love". We are commanded to love one another over a dozen times in the new testament. ( John 13:34-35; John 15:12; John 15:17; Rom 12:10; Rom 13:8; Eph 4:2; 1 Pet 4:8; 1 Jn 3:11; 1 Jn 4:7; 2 Jn 1:5; Matt 5:43; Matt 19:19; Matt 22:39; Mark 12:31-33; Rom 13:9-10; Gal 5:14; Jas 2:8; etc..) Yet there is even disagreement about this. Some say that was only for the Jews, others say it doesn't apply anymore. Some say we "should" do it, but our salvation doesn't depend on it. Others say it does. Jesus said.... John 13:35; "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Yet, there are many who call themselves Christians who seem to show very little love. In Matt 7:16-20; Jesus said we will know people by their fruits. Whether they are a good tree or a bad tree. The very first fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Gal 5:22; is love. This is contrasted with the fruits of the flesh in Gal 5:19-21; . Also Gal 5:15; seems to say the same thing. So if the fruits of the flesh are ... Gal 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, Gal 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Hmmm... I am thinking... is there any strife, disputes, arguing, or dissensions among Christians? Surely not. Yet there are some questionable posts here on TalkJesus that might not be put in the most loving light. It seems the fruit of the Spirit is the opposite of the fruit of the flesh. Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. I am wondering which fruit I show most of the time? How many arguments have I gotten involved with on here?