(This thought is a companion to a previous thought for meditation: Selfishness versus Godly Love)
Only by yielding oursleves to the filling influence of the Holy Spirit
can we overcome our selfish nature (which is the essential opposite of godly love)
and walk in genuine godly love toward others.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
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