You may be wondering what agape actually means. It’s definitely not in the English vocabulary – so why would I use it? I will explain that shortly. But before I get into why I used agape and formally define what it really means to us, let me show you what agape is.
Over 2,000 years ago, there was a Spirit by the name of Christ who came down to Earth to take the form of a human being by the name of Jesus, who became known as Jesus Christ. One of His main purposes was to eradicate sinful nature from our lives. The only means of doing so, was by Him being persecuted, first verbally, then physically, even unto the point of death by being nailed to a cross. The Bible tells us in John 3:16, that God so LOVED the world that He sent His only Son down to die for us. God was basically saying, I love you so much – despite your sin, despite all the times I know you’re going to fail, despite all of your shortcoming and flaws, I still love you and will always love you. So I’m essentially giving Myself to die for you.
And that’s what agape is. Agape is a Greek term mentioned especially in the New Testament over 100 times, meaning to love unconditionally. That means I will love you no matter what under no conditions. I just love you because I do and that’s the bottom line. No matter what you do or say – nothing can stop me from loving you. In fact, I’ll disregard My fleshly needs to make sure your well being is taken care of. This is the type of love that derives from God and that’s the type of love that He admonishes us to have for one another.
In knowing what agape is, my endeavor is to take my experience in loving my wife (hence the name, Agape Her) and using the Word of God to show husbands, wives, fiancée’s and even those in the courting process the methods every husband should use to love his wife unconditionally.
I hope you enjoy!