In the Greek language, the english word love has four different words with four different meanings. The four words are:
Let's look for a moment at the last one on the list: Agape
God is Love
"The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” -The Bible (1 John 4:8).
Love is so much more than a feeling. Like emotions, feelings can change pretty quickly.
In order for love to have power it must be more than feeling. Love has to be choice. It has to be a decision. People have to decide to love.
People have to decide to love. Real genuine love requires a very important concept called covenant. Covenant involves commitment. People who are truly committed to each other show it thru covenant. Covenant binds them together. People need Covenant commitment if they truly want to show love.
This is not love. It is a self seeking type of thing based on complex human conditions such acceptance, ego, validation, purpose, and overall feelings of 'I need my needs met'.
True love does not come and go based on emotions and feelings. True love stays committed through all storms and all despair. True love offers welcomed solutions and a listening ear.
Because true love is not based on feelings, true love originates from outside our natural selves.
"We love because God first loved us." -1 John 4:19
The Lord has set a tremendously powerful example for you and me to follow. His example of Love is demonstrated by loving us first. He choose (and chooses) to love us even when we turn away from and ignore him.
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
We are incapable of true love with out God.
Love is a choice.
Love fully defined
One of the most complete definitions of love can also be found in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). I put in bulleted points format for you.
"God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
This is a very famous Bible verse. I learned when I was a child. Did you? You can find it in the Gospel book of John. It's in Chapter 3 and its verse 16.
The Bible has a lot to say about love.
Loves Greatest Achievement
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