The love of God: Every day, not just on Feb. 14

The lyrics to “My Funny Valentine” remind us that “Each day is Valentine’s Day”, especially when you walk in love as Christ instructs us to.

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1 Corinthians 13--1-3

As we begin the second week in February, our thoughts turn toward February 14, Valentine’s Day, a time that is set apart to celebrate love. We must recognize, however, the various forms of love, including the love of God or agape, the highest form of love. It differs from eros or passion or sensuous love of the flesh and is even beyond philos­ or love of friends or family. The root of philos is found in the designation of Philadelphia, which is known as the “City of Brotherly Love.” There is a love which is “more intimate than friend, or kin or wife;” this close-knit love is known as agape.

This particular term which is used exclusively in the New Testament, reveals the uniqueness of God’s love, so clearly defined in I Corinthians 13 where the term is translated “charity” in the King James Version, which opens in…

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2 Responses to “The love of God: Every day, not just on Feb. 14”

  1. Melissa Says:

    Amen! Love this post. 🙂

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