Love One Another – Definitions

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Love = Agape. Unconditional, divine love is that summed up by 1 Corinthians 13.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[a] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[b] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Biblical Love is a decision. to righteously and compassionately seek the well being of another. Not necessarily based on emotion or ‘liking’ them. Agape love allows us to love our enemies.

Love is counting someone else’s needs and interests as more important than your own needs or interests or comfort.”

1 John 4:18 perfect love drives out fear.

the-fruit-of-the-spirit-opposite of love

 

the-fruit-of-the-spirit-love counterfeit

 

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