Kingdom of God love comes from God our Father’s love and Christ Jesus’ love in the Spirit. In that love, we walk worthy of the Lord in our one another relationships.
Our Father in heaven has poured His love into our hearts by the Spirit.
1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah; 2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:5 and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.6 For while we were yet weak, at the right time Messiah died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die. 8 But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us. Ro 5:1-8 Cf: 1 Jn 4:16; Ps 25
We know the love of the Messiah, Christ,
14This is the reason I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its name.16I pray that he would give you, according to his glorious riches, strength in your inner being and power through his Spirit, 17and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. Then, having been rooted and grounded in love,18you will be able to understand, along with all the saints, what is wide, long, high, and deep— 19that is, you will know the love of the Messiahr — which transcends knowledge, and will be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 2:14-19 ISV
In this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples. 9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love. 11 I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. Jn 15:8-11
In the kingdom of God, our right conduct, peace and joy is through the Holy Spirit, for “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.”
15 If your brother is pained by the food you are eating, your conduct is no longer controlled by love. Take care lest, by the food you eat, you lead to ruin a man for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let the boon which is yours in common be exposed to reproach. 17 For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of right conduct [righteousness, justice], peace and joy, through the Holy Spirit; 18 and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him. 19 Therefore let us aim at whatever makes for peace and mutual upbuilding of character. Ro 14:15-19 WNT
One of the best examples of loving one another is our husband, wife, parent and children relationships taught to us by Paul. And, loving family relationships are a primary basis for one another relationships.
Wives are to be subject to their own husband. Jesus tells us, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another” (Jn 13:34). And, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (Jn 15.15).
22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Messiah also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. 24 But as the assembly is subject to Messiah, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. Eph 5:22-24
Husbands, we are to love our wife, even as Christ loved the church—His body. We must love our wife even as ourself.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Messiah also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect. 28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. 29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; 30 because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. 31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Messiah and of the assembly. 33 Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Eph 5:25-33
Children obey their parents because they love them. Jesus tells us, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (Jn 15.15).
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise: 3 “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.” Eph 6:1-3
Fathers nurture their children. Fathers should manifest the fruit of the Spirit in their character so their children can properly obey them, and train them up in the way of the Lord. Cf. Barnes
4 You fathers, don’t provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Eph 6:4
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is from WMB
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