"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." NIV
"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." KJV
We all strive to attain to the virtues of Christ, and walk as He did on this earth. There are many characteristics we seek to make a part of our lives and the Lord is pleased with this. However, if we do not have love, God's love, in our hearts, these other virtues will not last and will be weak at best. With His love filling our hearts, all the good things of God will be held fast within us and will be usable in all situations. Love is the glue that holds it all together.
Heavenly Father, how can we ever thank You enough for Your almighty and everlasting love. We cannot make use of any of the other Godly traits unless we have Your love within our hearts. Help us to keep our hearts open and willing to accept Your love that it may bond all the other Godly ways we have and be useful for Your kingdom. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.