Everyday promises – 139


No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12 NIV
The word ‘love’ is probably the most misused word in the English language perhaps because just one word is inadequate in its ability to convey the true meaning of love in the varied contexts of life. The Greek language divides love into 8 different words: Eros – romantic, Philia – friendship, Agape – selfless, universal love, Storge – family love, Mania – obsessive love, Ludus – playful love, Pragma – enduring commitment, Philautia – self love. The love talked about in the promise today is agape. It is the true, selfless love God offers us and has promised to give us, in order that we can love one another. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 gives us a clear picture of what agape love looks like. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Ask God to give you that love today to make the world a better place and enrich your own life.

photo by atc-com-pexels and information on love: https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/02/14/the-8-ancient-greek-words-for-love/

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