In Greek, the original language of our new testament, we have 4 words which are translated into ‘love’ in english. Yeah, for all these 4 words , our english language has only one word ‘love’. But in greek, they have 4 different meanings. Are you wondering what are they? Interesting, isnt it?
1 st word translated as love in english: ‘Storge’
Its meaning: It is parental love ;affection parents have on their children.
2nd word translated as love in english: ‘Eros’
Its meaning: It is sexual love.
3rd word translated as love in english: ‘Philia’
Its meaning: It is friendly love; brotherly affection
4th word translated as love in english: ‘Agape‘
Its meaning: It is the purest form of love; Its unconditional, selfless ,sacrificial love; without any reservations; It is this love that all the verses relating to God’s love in new testament speaks about.
Do you think how come we can show that pure selfless sacrificial love?
Never without Jesus helping us!
Jesus, We want to ‘Love(agape)’ You! Teach us to ‘love(agape)’ You! (in the truest meaning of love) Help us!
Do you want to go and look for yourself the root word for the ‘love’ verses in the bible?
Here is the way,
1. Go to www.blueletterbible.org
2.Type in the verse you want to see, for example, Matthew 22:37 or 1 John 4:10
3. You ll find near the start of the verse, alphabets K,C,L,V,D.
4. Click C; It stands for Hebrew/Greek Lexicon
5. You could see the greek root word for each part of the verse
6. The ‘love’ part of the verse will have ‘agape’ in its root.