What’s Love Got to do With It

What’s love got to do with it!

Unlike the Tina Turner song,
love is more than an “old fashioned notion”.
We were created to love by God, Who is love.
7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, 
for love comes from God.
Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.
8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, 
for God is love.  9 God showed how much he loved 
us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that
 we might have eternal life through him.
10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

So much of the time we put conditions on love.
We base love on a feeling or emotion.
God’s love is unconditional.
It doesn’t matter what we do or say, He will always love us.

The Bible has three words for love;
agape, phileo, and eros.
Eros is the type of love between husband and wife.
Phileo is the most common and generally means to love, to like,
treat affectionately and be friendly.
Phileo is the kind of love we share with family and friends.
Agape love is the highest form of love and often the hardest to attain.
It is a selfless love.
C. S. Lewis explained agape as “a selfless love, 
a love that was passionately
committed to the well being of the other”.
This is the love God has for us.
It is this love which enabled Jesus to leave heaven
and sacrifice Himself for us.
It is this love that still saves and heals us.
God is committed to loving us unconditionally even 
when we turn our backs on Him.
Let God love you today.

1Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things. believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

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