God Is Love

1 John 4:8 (KJV) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Once you begin to know and understand God on a personal level, you begin to see what His true love really is, which called the God love or referred as the Agape. Agape (ah-gah-pay) is the main word used for “love” in the New Testament. Agape came to be referred as to the unearned love God had for humanity. A love so great, that God was willing to send his only son to suffer and die on our behalf.

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Agape is unconditional love. A love that is not selfish. It could also be used to describe the love one person had for another, which is a selfless kind of love that involves giving without expectation of anything in return. I truly believe that this real true love is a divine gift from God, which occurs only when we allow God to live with in us. However, to use this divine gift, you must activate it by making a decision to totally surrender unconditionally to God and His living words. To do this you must be willing to give up your selfishness, which is to know and understand that you are nothing without God. Selfishness is a self conditional love, which is the complete opposite of the unconditionally God love or referred as the Agape. Selfishness gives glory or comfort for ourselves and is not characteristics of a Christ follower. Christians are to act humbly and with an attitude of service toward others.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.


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