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How big is the love of God for you?

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by lambofgod43985889, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

    How big is the love of God,
    I cannot be sad.
    The angels are my squad.
    He protects me; he is dad.

    How big is the love of God for you? Based on the scriptures
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  2. Jesus is my Superhero

    Jesus is my Superhero Member

    United States
    The love of/from God is more vast than I can comprehend. Through the teachings of Jesus I have a better understanding of mercy, justice and patience. I have also come to the understanding that love isn't just an emotion, but, also a choice, a decision, a way of life. God's way! Peace and kindness to you all.
  3. WebersHome

    WebersHome Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Re: How big is the love of God for you?

    This depends upon which of God's loves we're talking about because He's capable of two distinct levels; for example:

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

    God's love in that passage is expressed by the verb agapao (ag-ap-ah'-o) which is an impersonal level of love. In other words agapao primarily refers to benevolence; roughly defined as the disposition to do good, .e.g. kindness, consideration, generosity, courtesy, lenience, tolerance, patience, sympathy, assistance, civility, friendliness, etc. (cf. Matt 5:45)

    John 3:16 tells me that God cares about certain people without particularly liking them; in point of fact He may even be quite disgusted and strongly inclined to discard their body, soul, and spirit in the lake of brimstone depicted at Rev 20:11-15 where numbers of folk will be terminated by a mode of death akin to a foundry worker falling into a kettle of molten iron. Ironically those people will be going there in spite of God's caring for their safety and wishing their lives didn't have to end that way.

    His other level of love is expressed by the Greek verb phileo (fil-eh'-o) which exceeds agapao because it includes not just benevolence but also fondness, for example:

    "The Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father." (John 16:27)

    "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1John 3:1)

    In other words: phileo is a level of love that plucks God's heart strings because phileo is an affectionate level of love that speaks of bonding, longing, and attachment.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020
  4. renniks

    renniks Well-Known Member

    The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell
    It goes beyond the highest star
    And reaches to the lowest hell
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care
    God gave His Son to win
    His erring child He reconciled
    And pardoned from his sin
    Could we with ink the ocean fill
    And were the skies of parchment made
    Were every stalk on earth a quill
    And every man a scribe by trade
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole
    Though stretched from sky to sky
    O love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall forevermore endure
    The saints' and angels' song
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