GODS AMAZING  LOVE FOR US

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. {John 3:16‭-‬17 }

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.{1 John 3:1}.

A friend of mine shared this message with me,and so I share it with you:

HIS AGAPE LOVE
Agape love is the love of God for man. Agape love is spontaneous self-giving love expressed freely without calculation of cost or gain to the giver or merit on the part of the receiver. Agape love is christian brotherly love in its highest manifestation.
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” – 1 Peter 1:22.
Agape love acts unilaterally, meaning this love reaches out even if the person being loved doesn’t recognize the love. Agape love gives even when the partner doesn’t respond as hoped. It’s giving and meeting the real needs of another. It is selfless love.
“Love is patient, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, is not proud. Is not rude, is not self-seeking. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth; it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.
This is exactly the kind of love the apostle Paul has in mind when he begins Ephesians 5 by urging us to “walk in love”—to live out an agape love.
This agape love is a God-given, supernatural, and unconditional love. The 1 Corinthians 13 passage says that, first of all, love is “patient.” We could stop right there. Patience means putting up with a lot of junk over a long period of time and not retaliating.
Next, the passage says “love is kind,” which means that it not only looks for positive ways to express concern and meet needs but also lacks any hint of envy, jealousy, boasting, pride, rudeness, self-seeking, quick temper, recorded offenses, or delighting in evil.
In agape love, the relationship is not about you. It’s not about your life or about what you can get. It’s about how you can serve the other person. When you love this way you’re not easily angered.
You don’t blow up. You don’t pout. You don’t give up and take your ball and go home. Unlike Hollywood’s version of love that depends on passionate feelings, good looks, and pleasant circumstances, this kind of love remains loyal and steadfast even in the worst of times.
Agape love “keeps no record of wrongs.” It makes allowances for others’ shortcomings and mistakes, like we want them to make for us when we fail. “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
It’s the kind of love that looks past the other’s failure, that believes in them when they don’t even believe in themselves. It’s a God-given, other-centered commitment to our partner that “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.” 
This is the kind of love that is so powerful that it “never fails.” It says, “No matter what, I’m with you.” That’s what agape love is–the love that keeps on giving and giving.
Eros love has to do with heightened emotions and raw attraction. Phileo love has to do with friendship, communion, and sharing. Agape love has to do with unconditional loyalty and sacrificial commitment. 
In fact, agape love can be summed up best by the following statement: It’s giving others what they need most when they deserve it the least.
If you thought to yourself after you read that summary, That sounds impossible, you’re right! Agape love is impossible! Agape love cannot be manufactured by human effort or willpower, and yet it is absolutely essential for deep love, and lasting relationship.
Agape love is the only love that lasts. God’s love is unchangeable, intense, caring, and without end (for the believer only.) 

JESUS SAID:

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”.[John 15:12‭-‬13]

“The love of God is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39). “Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen” (Ephesians 6:24).

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One comment on “GODS AMAZING  LOVE FOR US

  1. Bro. Rose says:

    It started with and it ends with love. Love never fails.

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