What a beautiful sunny day we are having here in good ole Ky!
Temps are still cold
but I am just in LOVE
with the sun that
is shinning through the windows today.
Yes, today's Word (keeping in theme with February)
A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection
Here in Blog Land we express our love in many different ways.....
We love our Grands...
We love our homes....
Our love for decorating...
A love for gardening..
Who doesn't chocolate...
|Deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie|
And Fried chicken...yum
|Made by me...|
There are four different Greek words
Agape, Storge, Philio, Eros.
Eros is a Greek term for a type of love.
While this word does not appear in Scripture,
eros is one of the four types of love in the Bible.
Eros is the physical, sensual love between a husband and wife.
Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love,
the highest of the four types of love
This Greek word and variations of it are found throughout the New Testament.
Agape perfectly describes the kind of love Jesus Christ
has for his Father and for his followers:
Jesus lived out agape by sacrificing himself for the sins of the world.
We are to show Agape love to others......
|Visiting those in Prison|
|Giving to the needy|
|Mission trip ti Haiti-sharing the gospel|
There are so many ways to share Agape Love to others..
It is simply just being the hands and feet of Jesus of Jesus to the World.
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I too will love them and show myself to them.
John 14:21, NIV
PHILIA OR PHILEO
means close friendship or brotherly love in Greek..
As I shared about in www.mymountainblessings.com/sweetsundayscripture
this past Sunday.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Romans 12:10 ESV
Next we have Storge..
Storge is a term for love in the Bible you may not be familiar with.
Even though this Greek word for family love is not specifically found in Scripture,
examples of it are seen throughout the Bible.
Examples of Storge love and mutual protection are Noah and his wife,
their sons and daughters-in-law in Genesis;
the love of Jacob for his sons;
and the strong love the sisters Martha and Mary
in the gospels had for their brother Lazarus.
Storge is the natural love and affection of a parent for their child.
It is the love of Family.
Yes, in our daily lives our love is shown for many
As followers of Christ.....
We may not love everyone like family(storge)
or like our husband or wife (eros)...
We must love everyone with agape love..
Love them like Jesus...
and without limit..
"A new command I give you:
Love one another. As I have loved you,
so you must love one another.
By this all men will know you are my disciples,
if you love one another."
John 13:34-35, NIV
What Kind of Love are you showing?
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God,
Because God is Love....
I John 4:7-8