Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What is Love?

W. Harold Mare, in the NIV Study Bible, “The Greek word for this word [love] indicates a selfless concern for the welfare of others that is not called forth by any quality of lovableness in the person loved, but it is the product of a will to love in obedience to God’s command. It is like Christ’s love manifested on the cross.” This agape love is a total abandonment to the will of God to love others in spite of them being mean-spirited, cantankerous, hateful, spiteful, etc. We are called to love others just as Christ loved us and gave His life for us.

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