On this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio – Season 2, Episode 68, Program Part 4 – the biblical definition of love – we are going to continue with a look into how love is defined in the Bible. In this, it will help us to better understand the Almighty Eternal One and his love for us.
So, what exactly is love? Generally speaking, love is defined from the emotions and feelings that we have, one for another. Generally, we understand the human attribute of love from within the context of what someone does for me; how one’s words or actions make me feel towards someone or something. Thus, in the world, love is deserved and to be deserved, love is often linked to that of being worthy of respect. But in the Bible, love does not flow outward based on whether one is worthy of respect or not and it is certainly not about possessing oceans of emotion for something or someone.
According to 1 Corinthians chapter 13 and Paul’s teaching chapter on love, it is not something that is earned, merited, or deserved and it is certainly In this, love must first be received from what is not naturally within. If we are forced to generate our own love rather than to receive it from outside of ourselves, the result will be to our own emotional and spiritual breakdown and destruction. Why? Because when we are born into this world, we do not come naturally “wired” to give, which is the essence of what love is. Rather, we naturally come into this world “wired” to first receive before we can give.
On this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio, we will look at 1 Corinthians chapter 13, which will give us a definition of love that will be quite different from how we typically understand the attribute of love and how scripture wants us to understand it. Join us for this week’s podcast on Defining Biblical Love from 1 Corinthians chapter 13 with Avi ben Mordechai from the outreach ministry of Cominghome.
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