Father, when I “fall in Love”, I fall in You, Amen
I am made to know Your character,
to know and feel You, Amen
Y’all, let us ‘break it down’…
Here’s what true love feels like:
Effortless and Eternal Attraction. When we are truly in love with someone, we discover moments of love and affection in the most normal of situations. …
Mutual Respect. …
Y’all, I found this list for ‘attributes’ of being ‘in love’… Remind you of something?
We begin to ‘understand’ that Love has existed for ALL time!
Love created ALL things! Or at least The Character of love…
Chil’ we gonna break it down
Offspring, children, product…
this will shock you…Let it!
Passion, want, need, desire… whoa!
Even…selfish needs or wants are based on something!
how are children made? A desire or need to ‘fill’ a “want”?
Y’all, this gets deep! I will even be more blunt and state that even in the case of producing “by mistake”, a ‘bastardization’ of need to possess what we were born with is key…
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?
For what reason?
Being in love, passion, need….
We came to be; each of us reading/hearing/sharing this for a reason!
You were MEANT to be!
As a Medical Professional, there are so many factors that go into ‘childbirth’ a desire for a heir, a being to love!
Even ‘mistakes’ are loved! They came from somewhere…
A need / bastardization of the character of Love?
Even if we imagine the Rock ages! Two individuals came together to fulfill a need/want/desire…again a ‘bastardization’ at worst of what truly is,
We visit 1 Corinthians 13
Love of God can mean either Love for God or Love by God. … The Greek term agape is applied both to the Love that human beings have for God and to the Love that God has for man.
Four unique forms of ‘love/Love’ are found in the Bible. They are communicated through four Greek words: Eros, Storge, Philia, and Agape. We’ll explore these different types of Love/love characterized by romantic love, family love, brotherly love, and God’s divine l
We will discover what love really means, and how to follow Jesus Christ’s command to “love one another.”
Eros (Pronounced: AIR-ohs) is the Greek word for sensual or romantic love. The term originated from the mythological Greek god of love, sexual desire, physical attraction, and physical love, Eros, whose Roman counterpart was Cupid.
Promiscuity of all types was rampant in ancient Greek culture and was one of the obstacles the apostle Paul had to battle when planting churches in the eastern Mediterranean. In 1 Corinthians, Paul warns young believers against succumbing to immorality. Even though the term eros is not found in the Old Testament, Song of Solomon vividly portrays the passion of erotic love. The Bible’s prohibition of sex outside of marriage necessarily limits erotic love to married couples.
Storge (Pronounced: STOR-jay) is a term for love in the Bible that you may not be familiar with. This Greek word describes family love, the affectionate bond that develops naturally between parents and children, and brothers and sisters.
Many examples of family love are found in Scripture, such as the mutual protection among Noah and his wife, the love of Jacob for his sons, and the strong love the sisters Martha and Maryhad for their brother Lazarus. An interesting compound word using storge, “philostorgos,” is found in Romans 12:10, which commands believers to “be devoted” to one another with brotherly affection.
Philia (Pronounced: FILL-ee-uh) is the type of intimate love in the Bible that most Christians practice toward each other. This Greek term describes the powerful emotional bond seen in deep friendships.
Philia is the most general type of love in Scripture, encompassing love for fellow humans, care, respect, and compassion for people in need. The concept of brotherly love that unites believers is unique to Christianity. Jesus said philia would be an identifier of his followers: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” (John13:35, NIV)
Agape (Pronounced: Uh-GAH-pay) is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. This term defines God’s immeasurable, incomparable love for humankind. It is the divine love that comes from God. Agape love is perfect, unconditional, sacrificial, and pure.
Jesus Christ demonstrated this kind of divine love to his Father and to all humanity in the way he lived and died. Following his resurrection, Jesus asked the apostle Peter if he loved him (agape). Peter replied three times that he did, but the word he used was phileo or brotherly love. Peter had not yet received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; he was incapable of agape love. But after Pentecost, Peter was so full of God’s love that he spoke from his heart and 3,000 people were converted.
All of us want to Love like Jesus. We want to be generous, forgiving, and compassionate enough to ‘love’ people unconditionally.
It IS amazing that God in response to a timeless challenge Made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of Men.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, although He existed in The form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross
Y’all, Jesus knew EXACTLY what He came for! The Word speaks of this precisely/exactly!
Bible Prophecy: Isaiah 53:3 says, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”Fulfillment: John 1:10-11 says, “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”
Bible Prophecy: Psalm 41:9 says, “Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.”Fulfillment: Mark 14:10 says, “Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.”
Bible Prophecy: Zechariah 11:12says, “I told them, ‘If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.’ So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.”Fulfillment: Matthew 26:14-16says, “Then one of the Twelve – the one called Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests and asked, ‘What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?’ So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.”
Bible Prophecy: Isaiah 53:7 says, “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”Fulfillment: Mark 15:5 says, “But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.”
Bible Prophecy: Psalm 22:1-2says, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.”Fulfillment: Matthew 27:46 says, “About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ – which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”
Bible Prophecy: Psalm 22:7-8says, “All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: ‘He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.'”Fulfillment: Matthew 27:41-44says, “In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, I am the Son of God.’ In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.”
Bible Prophecy: Psalm 22:15says, “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.”Fulfillment: Matthew 27:48 says, “Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.”
Bible Prophecy: Psalm 22:17-18says, “I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”Fulfillment: John 19:23 says, “When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.”
But no matter how hard we try, somehow we fall short. Our humanness gets in the way. We can love/Love, but we can’t do it perfectly. Learn the secret to Loving like Jesus by abiding in Him.