Thursday, February 21, 2013

True Love


25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

(Ephesians 5)



Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
(I John 4:7)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(John 15:13)


I am eternally grateful for a husband who is a living example of these verses. 

You, too, can have a heavenly marriage and home life if you believe in God and follow the simple directives given in the Bible. 


Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:33)

10 comments:

  1. That was truly beautiful. That man is the epitome of what agape love is.

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  2. Such beautiful words of truth. Sometimes I forget how romantic some of the verses are. Happy Valentine's day to you both!

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  3. That was a beautiful tribute to real love. I love the bicycle!

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  4. @Anon
    Agape means love in Greek. Know your classics!

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    1. @Latraviata, the bible distincts between "agape" and "eros". Agape is the self-sacrificing love of Jesus that Christians are to imitate, and eros is a more physical, sexually, lust driven sort of love. In todays world eros is the type of love that the world puts on a pedestal, we can see that particularly in advertising, Hollywood films and the music industry. People who practice agape love, especially if they do it for their own family, are often seen as idealists or outright stupid. Agape demands denial of self and that is what especially in marriage a lot of people are no longer prepared to do. But this is exactly what God expects christian couples to do for each other. Through thick and thin, for better or for worse.

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    2. The bible is not exactly my source of knowledge, actually the opposite. I rather rely on my prolonged stay in Greece, (ancient) Greek literature and the dictionary.

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  5. Beautiful and powerful. Thank you for posting this....it was just what I needed to hear today.

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  6. @Latravia, agape is translated into English as love but its true meaning is a pure, higher love. Agape love is often used as a distinct type of love differnt from general love. Maybe you should brush up on your classics.

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    1. http://translate.google.nl/#en/el/love

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  7. Agape is love in ancient Greek, agape is still love in modern Greek, which I happen to speak quite fluently. Agape love is ridiculous, it is either agape or love, take your pick.

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