But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
I decided to use the picture of grapes still on the vine to be the focus that helps our understanding. Jesus used the grapevine many times in talking about our relationship to Him. As a branch that is connected to Him we will get our nourishment from Him. When a grape branch produces grapes it first produces this vine with little bumps on it. As these bumps grow they mature into grapes yet they are all connected as one bunch. That is how I see the Fruit of the Spirit all are a different form of love that matures in us.
The love that we are looking at this week is God's Agape love for us. My oldest son and I were talking about it recently and he was blown away by someone that said it is the only love that is not tied to an emotion. The only way we can give this love to others is by it flowing into our lives like the water into the glass from being connected to the True Vine, Jesus.
In Ephesians 1:3-6, we see that it was in love God chose us before the world was ever created. He knew what a messed up person we would be and that we would need a Savoir, yet it is His love that no matter what we had done He chose us to be His children. It is the love that we can only give if it is poured into us.