The Four Greek Words for Love
The Written Word
On Facebook I asked what people what kind of articles they would like me to do for my blog. The response was meager, but for the most part those who responded wanted me to return to writing something on the order of a thought for the day. I am doing an adaptation of that concept. The written word refers to words put in writing whether God’s words (the Bible) or the written words of this blog or my books.
My approach will be to develop a brainwave (thought) that I think might be of interest to my readers. I will start with the four Greek words for love, and take them one at a time over the next four weeks. I trust you will find the posts relevant.
Introducing the Four Loves
Three of the four loves (related article) are found in the New Testament. The first that we will consider, eros, is not found in the New Testament. However, considering and understanding its nature has value.
The other three loves that we will be looking at are storge (familial love), philia or phileo (affection or friendship), and agape (a selfless, sacrificial love of choice).
The First of the Four Loves
Eros is not chosen as first of the four loves because it is the highest form of love. Agape is the highest and eros the lowest. That is perhaps the reason it is not used in the New Testament. Before you argue the point read further.