The bible lets us know that,we may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels but if we have no love,our speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.
We may have the gift of inspired preaching,have all the knowledge and understand all secrets,we also may have all the faith needed to move mountains but if we have no love,you are worth nothing.
We may as well give away everything we have and even give up our body to be burnt but if we have no love,this does us no good.
Love is the only eternal and perfect gift or fruit we can ever have or bear.It keeps no record of wrong.Most importantly,its love that made God give up his only son for us so we may have eternal life.
Now, what’s this love the bible is talking of? Is it the Eros(romantic love), Phileo, (enjoyment, friendship), Storge (family, loyalty) or the “Agape”(unconditional or divine)?
All the four types of love mentioned above has its own conditions and limitations with the exception of the Agape love which is DIVINE.
What then is the Agape Love? The agape love is unconditional. Its the sacrificial kind of love.
Agape sacrifices pride, self interest, possessions and a host of others for the sake of everyone.It’s never limited by anything. Its divine. It anticipates what you want or will need and provides it.It sees beyond the outer surface and accepts the recipient for whom he or she is, regardless of their flaws.
It doesn’t pay back evil for evil. It pays evil with good. Its very genuine .
This agape love is kind and patience,not jealous or conceited or proud. It never gives up and its faith,hope and patience never fails.
That’s the power of love.
Its the only love that is able to save marriages, overlook mistakes and forgives. ANYTHING without LOVE(AGAPE), is NOTHING.
Thats what the AGAPE love is about; always willing to forgive and accept.HALLELUJAH
Heavenly father, I pray that your children may have their roots and foundation in love so that they together with all Gods people may have the power to understand how broad,long,and deep your love is and to also manifest your love and presence by the mighty power of your spirit. Thank you Jesus.