But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
[Gal 5:22 NET]
The sum of all practical religion is love. “Love is the fulfilling of the law.” All Christian growth is to be toward the likeness of Christ, and all His character is summed up in LOVE. Whatever is unloving in us–is unlike Jesus; and we should seek to overcome the evil with good.
Perhaps the ordinary Christian conscience has not been sufficiently exacting on this line of character and duty. Scripture demands truthfulness, justice, honesty, purity; but it does not tolerate bad temper, resentment, unkindness or other phases of unamiableness, in those who profess to follow Jesus!