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14 And [de] above [epi] all [pas] these things [toutois] put on charity, [agape]
which [hostis] is [esti] the bond [sundesmos] of perfectness. [teleiotes]KJV-Interlinear
14 And beyond all these things
put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. NASB
There are basically three
words used for love phileo, agapao,
The first, phileo, deals with the feelings of the heart.It connotes more of the emotional responses
or reactions to something or someone, such as between a parent and child, or
between friends, or even when listening to moving music or viewing a scenic
The third word, eros, deals with the intimate relations that exist between
married couples, or people in general.
The second word, agapao, deals with the principles and policies,
that form the basis for relationships, tolerance, and so forth, between
God and man, between people, or between people and things.
This verse deals with
the second word for love, which is the content of the scriptures.
The Word of God, is the glue, the material, the substance by which the
perfect and complete life are constructed.
We have been commanded
to pursue doctrine which is the content of the scriptures, and in so doing,
knit together our life in order to form a complete life within ourselves, and
to create a perfect bond or relationship or orientation between ourselves and
God, and life, and people, and everything that makes up reality.
Bible doctrine is the
ingredient which unites, and knits, and bonds, and completes ones life and total self existence.
anything and everything that exists in the world, is not enough.There are two sides of truth the spiritual
side and the temporal side.The temporal
side is inadequate and cannot peer into the spiritual side of life.
The spiritual side in
the only side that permits you to see and understand, all that is.
Just as our current
life is virtually nothing when compared to eternity, so to, temporal knowledge
and wisdom amount to virtually nothing, when compared to the vastness of spiritual
knowledge and wisdom.
Without doctrine in
your soul, you will never amount to anything.
Without obedience to
the mandates of doctrine, you will never be productive.
The spiritual life
requires both desire to learn, obedience to its obligations, and consistency in
its application to your life.Without
this, you can never accomplish a fulfillment of your life as defined and
designed by God.
And without advancement
to spiritual maturity, you will never achieve your full potential in life.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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