The Way of Love ~ Part Nine

The way of Love ~ Part Nine

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:8

 

Lord, as I read 1 Corinthians 13 and am reminded that perfect love never ends, I’m so blessed knowing You are that perfect Love in my life.

 

 In America, we use the word love every day . . . it could mean I love God, I love you, I love coffee. But in the Greek language, many words depict the meaning of love. Here are a few of them:

eros ~erotic love, passionate love,

phileó ~ an affectionate love in intimate friendships

philarguria ~ love of money

philanthrópia ~ love of people or to show benevolence.

philosophia ~ love of wisdom and philosophy

storgē ~ comfortable affection for a husband, wife, children, pets

Agape – love that is unconditional and noblest word for love in the Greek language

 

Love in the context of 1 Corinthians 13 is agape love. It is referring to our love to for others with God-like modeling. This love keeps on loving even when the recipient does not respond or is unlovable and lacks kindness. It is perfect and forever love. It is unconditional and unselfish.

W. M. Blackburn compares this love like “a flower whose petals never fall off.” 

The way of love - Gerber Daisy

Source: Flower Pictures Online

Once, Dr. Doddridge asked his small daughter why everybody seemed to love her, she answered, “I cannot tell, unless if is because I love everybody.”

That is such a sweet way to live out our lives: loving everybody!

Becky Capps for Joyful Times

Click below for more of 1 Corinthians 13: The Way of Love

Part One  1 Cor 13

Part Two 1 Cor 13:1

Part Three 1 Cor 13:2

Part Four 1 Cor 13:3

Part Five 1 Cor 13:4

Part Six 1 Cor 13:5

Part Seven 1 Cor 13:6

Part Eight 1 Cor 13:7

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  1. Marilyn Piche'
    February 10, 2016

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