What is Agape Love, do you deserve it?
Agape (Ancient Greek: ἀγάπη, agápē) is "love: the highest form of love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God." Not to be confused with "philēo" – brotherly love – agápē embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends, that serves regardless of circumstances.
Agape love - selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature) Agape Love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
Let's Look at the Bible for scriptures on Agape Love
1 John 4:8-10 The person who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, because God is love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world (Us) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ( Would you give your Child to save your enemy? ) a perfect example of agape Love...
Did you know that God also blessed us with agape Love?
Romans 5:5 Now this hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but one of power, love, and self-discipline. John 17:26 I made your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and I myself may be in them.”
Agape love is self-Sacrificing Love, we have the ability to Sacrifice ourselves for others perfect example of it: Jesus Christ
Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. Gratitude & love to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. John 10:17-18 “The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again. No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”
Found this Online & Love it because it's Beautiful & I know People that live their Lives serving others & don't have or need much.
Those who love in the name of Jesus Christ... serve the needs of others willingly, even to the point of being exposed in their own neediness.... They do not cope with their own needs. They do not anguish over how their own needs may be met by the
twists and turns of their circumstances, by the whims of their society, or by the strategies of their own egos. At the center of their life—the very innermost center—they are grateful to God, because... they do not fear neediness. That is what
frees them to serve the needy, to companion the needy, to become and be one of the needy.”
― Arthur C. McGill, Dying Unto Life
I finally know the meaning of Agape Love, I feel very blessed that I finally understand what Jesus meant when he said that 'There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.' Acts 20:35 because whenever we do something for somebody or give something Specially "Love" we feel so good about specially if the person shows appreciation. Agape Love is Loving someone so much that we are willing to serve them, we see the best in them, it motivates us to make sacrifices, to protect them, to pray for them, we don't care about where they come from, what they do for living, what they look like, their Religion, History, Past, all that it matters is how much we Love them...
To learn Agape Love just think of the way our God & our Lord Jesus Christ Love us, to be willing to die for us Sinners, lot of times we don't appreciate their Love, but they still Love us, and Protect us, they are imparcial, and they are forgiving!!!
Today you can make a big difference in the World by Loving somebody that caused you so much pain, you can go to a foster home and share Love with kids that need TLC, pay a Bill for the person behind you in Line, Love your Partner without demanding anything in exchange. There are so many ways to apply agabe Love in our Lives...