If one is going to have a wonderful Christian life, obedient to the voice of God and have rich fellowship with other Christians, he or she will need to exercise all three kinds of love. This kind of love is what mothers know best but isn't talked about too much when we talk about love. It is an almost sacrificial kind of love. The Western tradition from the Greeks distinguishes four types of love and has a Greek word for all of them. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. I came to the point I thought how cruel it is to place the One above over the One below. Storge Love Some people philosophise that storge is a kind of family and friendship love; This is the love that parents naturally feel for their children; the love that members of the family have for each other; or the love that friends feel for each other.
Let's look at the Four types of love. Certainly, true romance is not so fickle. Storge love is not in the Bible. Only once you learn to love and understand yourself, will you be ready to search for the spiritual. When these two words are compounded together into one, it becomes the word philosophy, which is a love of wisdom. It is a committed and chosen love.
If you resist this path, you will take to find it again. This is the profound love God has for the human race, for He loved man when he was still lost in sin with no ability to love Him back. When this happens, unfortunately the true deeper meaning of the word is lost in the weak translation. Our hearts are the only things in the universe that grow larger the more they give to others. Christians and Godly people are to be known for their love agape toward one another John 13:35. But i wil odge u as a christ-like to ve the love in agape. It is this love that we, as Christians, hope to share with a sinful, lost, and hurting world.
Storge love is unconditional, accepts flaws or faults and ultimately drives you to forgive. If you're planning cards for you storge loves your probably just planning on some heart shaped cookies for your kids. Above all, Eros while it lasts is necessarily between two only. It is an image, a foretaste, of what we must become to all if Love Himself rules in us without a rival. Although the word stergo does appear in the New Testament, it is very rarely used. This is soul love at its best and worst. This kind of love is all about sacrifice as well as giving and expecting nothing in return.
Posted on Author Categories Tags , ,. It is when you are attracted to someone and love them, although it does not always mean that you feel a sexual urge. Agape love is related to obedience and commitment, and not necessarily feeling and emotion. With God's help, let's strive to walk in this kind of love today! Many examples of family love are found in Scripture, such as the mutual protection among and his wife, the love of for his sons, and the strong love the sisters had for their brother Lazarus. They are agape, phileo, storge, and eros.
He did not want to die, but he loved, so he did what God required. The strength of this love depends entirely on the strength of your soul. These three types of love are what I call low-level love, but agape is high-level love. I refuse to let my soul be weak and miserable. Love Catalyst: Etheric Unconscious 7. While we only have one word for it, the ancient Greeks in their pursuit of wisdom and self-understanding, found seven different varieties of love that we all experience at some point.
There are Christians who say they love God, but their lifestyle is contrary to the will of God. In some cases, this friendship love may turn into a romantic relationship, and the couple in such a relationship becomes best friends. This type of love often focuses on our preferences, culture and tastes. We strive towards integration, balance, wholeness, and embracing both the sacred and wild aspects of being human. As Christ sees in the flawed, proud, fanatical or lukewarm Church on earth that Bride who will one day be without spot or wrinkle, and labours to produce the latter, so the husband whose headship is Christ-like and he is allowed no other sort never despairs. We should want to please God, not as a means of trying to earn our salvation, but out of gratitude for what He has done in forgiving our sins. It's the love without any self benefit.
With our self-centred attitude, we may not have a phileo love for some people. Unlike English, in which the word love means many different things, my research shows that Ancient Greek had four words to describe the range of meaning that the word love conveys. Agape is what some call spiritual love. Because of these distinctions, we can learn that in order to truly enjoy eros we must also search for greater depths through philia and cultivate ludus, avoiding mania as our relationships mature. It is described as the most natural of loves. Storge This is what you think of as a friendship or familial love.
And the reason for this is important. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. At times though, Phileo can feel shallow and conditional. Although this romantic love is important in the beginning of a new relationship, it may not last unless it moves a notch higher because it focuses more on self instead of the other person. Following his resurrection, Jesus asked the if he loved him agape. Jesus was asking Peter if he loved him with the love of God, a love that may require sacrifice.
In dealing with sex, some men and women tend to go to one extreme. Compromise: Most common of the four, a compromise relationship occurs when two people come together based on an arrangement of comfort, such as financial or emotional stability. In conclusion, while phileo, storge, and eros is for humans, agape is strictly for God. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. It's often all about need and it's more about the person who's feeling sexually attractive than it is about the person who is the focus of that love or thing that is the focus of that love.