There should be no more distinctive mark of the believer than love 1 John 3:14). No matter how else we may bear our testimony for the Lord, the absence of love nullifies it all (1 Cor. 13:1-3). Love is greater than anything we can say, possess, or give, and if love does not characterize our lives our life will be empty. The reason for this is that God’s greatest demonstration of love was seen at the cross where He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. We must understand that love is more than the emotional response that we see in movies, Love is manifested not by what we say, but by what we do. Love is an act of the will, and that is why our wills must first be yielded to Christ before we will begin to bear this Characteristic in our lives. The love that comes from our flesh is really selfish in nature while Biblical love (agape) involves self-giving. It is easy to say we love others, and be completely honest and sincere in our expression, yet we often do not see the lonely person in the crowd, we ignore the sick or destitute person whose only hope of escape may be the love we can give through Christ. Nothing but the Spirit of God working in our lives can produce such fruit, and it will be evident in our public as well as private lives. If you want to know how to love your neighbor turn to Luke 10:25-38 and read the account of the good Samaritan. That will be a challenge for you today. Allow the Spirit of God to manifest through you the Love of God.