Ephesians 5:1-2 is very important for our daily lives and our spiritual growth!
1 THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.
Why is this so important? Look at Matthew 22:36-40 and Mark 12:28-31:
Matt 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. KJV
Mark 12:28 Then one of the scribes came up and listened to them disputing with one another, and, noticing that Jesus answered them fitly and admirably, he asked Him, Which commandment is first and most important of all [in its nature]? 29 Jesus answered, The first and principal one of all commands is: Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; 30 And you shall love the Lord your God out of and with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and principal commandment. [Deut 6:4,5.] 31 The second is like it and is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. AMP
JESUS said that these two commands, to love GOD with all our being and to love others, were the greatest commandments we can obey! He also said these two sum up everything that the God of the Bible desires for His children! He wants us to walk in love because He desires that we walk in TRUE prosperity, which is "being WHERE God wants you to be, DOING what God wants YOU to do"! He also desires that our faith work, and it CANNOT work without our walking in love (Galatians 5:6). He desires that we succeed and love NEVER fails! 1 Corinthians 13:8 AMP)! SO, obey the Word, follow the example of Jesus, and EXPECT better results than you have seen up to this point! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Our God Is Love":
Shalom in Him!