The best, most Christ-like attitude we can have is one of love. God is love, and Jesus is the manifestation of His love. How do we have the attitude of biblical love?
Day One: Love
The Bible has a great deal to say about love. In fact, the Bible says that "love is of God" and "God is love"; in other words, love is a fundamental characteristic of who God is. Everything God does is impelled and influenced by His love...
For more, see "Agape vs. Phileo"
Day Two: Agape
The Greek word agape is often translated "love" in the New Testament. How is "agape love" different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about charity?"
Day Three: Eros
Unlike English, in which the word love means many different things, Ancient Greek had four words to describe the range of meaning that our word love conveys. The first word is eros, from which we get the English word erotic...
Day Four: Phileo
The Bible speaks of two types of love: phileo and agape. Both are Greek terms and appear at different points throughout Scripture. The Greek language also had terms for two other types of love, eros and storge, which do not expressly appear in the Bible...
Day Five: Storge
The ancient Greek language had four words to describe different types of love: agape, phileo, eros, and storge. Only two of these Greek words are used in the New Testament, agape (self-sacrificial love) and phileo (brotherly love)...
Day Six: Compassion
The Hebrew and Greek words translated "compassion" in the Bible mean "to have mercy, to feel sympathy and to have pity." We know that, according to the Bible, God is "a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness"...
Image Credit: Adam Freidin; "Compassion"; Creative Commons
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