What does the Bible say about love?

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What does the Bible say about love?

Post by Topmaike007 » 24 Mar 2019, 09:46

Answer: The Bible has a great deal to say about love. In fact, the Bible says that “love is of God” and “God is love” (1 John 4:7–8); in other words, love is a fundamental characteristic of who God is. Everything God does is impelled and influenced by His love.

The Bible uses several different words for “love” in the Hebrew and Greek, interchanging them depending on context. Some of these words mean “affectionate love”; others indicate “friendship”; and still others, “erotic, sexual love.” There is also a distinct word for the type of love that God displays. In the Greek, this word is agape, and it refers to a benevolent and charitable love that seeks the best for the loved one.

The Bible gives many examples of love: the caring provision of Boaz for Ruth; the deep friendship of David and Jonathan; the poetic, passionate love of Solomon and the Shulamite; the enduring commitment of Hosea to Gomer; the fatherly love of Paul for Timothy and John for the church; and, of course, the sacrificial, saving love of Christ for the elect.

Agape, the benevolent, selfless love that God shows, is mentioned often in the New Testament, including in the “love chapter,” 1 Corinthians 13. There, love’s characteristics are listed: love is patient and kind; love doesn’t envy, boast, or dishonor others; love is not proud or self-seeking; love is not easily angered, doesn’t keep a record of wrongs, and doesn’t delight in evil; rather, love rejoices with the truth; love always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres; love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4–8). Of the greatest of God’s gifts, faith, hope, and love, “the greatest . . . is love” (verse 13).

The Bible says that God was motivated by love to save the world (John 3:16). God’s love is best seen in the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf (1 John 4:9). And God’s love does not require us to be “worthy” to receive it; His love is truly benevolent and gracious: “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
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Nicely said @Topmaike007 👊!

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Adeleye matthew wrote:
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Nicely said @Topmaike007 👊!
Thanks bro happy Sunday and before I forget nice forum from you
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Thanks bro happy Sunday and before I forget nice forum from you
Yeah thanks alot! 👏, Invite more friends, let's build a stronger community!, Happy Sunday! Paddies for life 👊...

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Adeleye matthew wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 10:21
Topmaike007 wrote:
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Thanks bro happy Sunday and before I forget nice forum from you
Yeah thanks alot! 👏, Invite more friends, let's build a stronger community!, Happy Sunday! Paddies for life 👊...
I came in through Nairaland this morning and to say the truth you are trying and what I may ask is what are you doing for now to engage more people
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Post by Adeleye matthew » 24 Mar 2019, 10:32

@Topmaike007 for now!, I engage people through S.E.O & I share posts in forums and groups... You can pls share me your Ideas.

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Adeleye matthew wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 10:32
@Topmaike007 for now!, I engage people through S.E.O & I share posts in forums and groups...
how do you mention a user and also how can I attach an image without URL
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Post by Adeleye matthew » 24 Mar 2019, 10:44

To mention a user just type @ and username, it will auto suggest the user.

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But I tried mentioning you and it's not working well @Adeleye matthew
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