Matthew 22:36-40 KJV
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Eros is the physical love. The feeling you get when you see your spouse, your boyfriend, or your girlfriend. You know every time they see you and you see them your heart pitter pats.
Philos love is the friendship or brotherly love. This is a unique kind of love you have for a pal or friend. It refers to loving one another just like your brother or sister.
Eros and Philos love are really wonderful, but they are not always reliable. Sometimes these types of love can end up souring as we have all experienced at some point in our lives.
However, in this piece of scripture God is talking about the Agape love. This love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional love. This is the highest type of love in the Bible. Among Christians, agape love is so great that God was willing to send His only begotten Son to die for our sins. He is the committed One. His love is committed to saving us and protecting us from dangers seen and unseen.
Thank You for loving me unconditionally!
In Jesus Name, Amen!
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