[b-greek] Part 3__AGAPAW evidence

From: Natali (natali_home_w@ok.kz)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 10:46:51 EST

IMO, evidence (more or less strong) for the given determination of AGAPAW
(when the following points may overlap one another):

1) Love attachment determined by something is presented (that is factors of
"because", "if", "provided", "in order to", "that", "for", "on account of",
etc. are available) in the following:
(Gen.25:28a; 25:28b (in context of 25:27); 29:32; 37:3; 44:20); (Deut.15:16;
30:6; 30:19-20); (Judg.14:16; 16:15); (1Sam.18:1,3,16,20,22,28) in context
of (1Sam.18:5-7,13-15,30); (1Sam.20:17); it's, IMO, because of wonderful
David's success and mutual help, with conversion into genuine friendship
being sanctified by the swear (1Sam.20:41-42)); (Job 19:19); (Ps.5:11-12);
(Ps.11:5; however "to love violence" is an attractive in itself for having
lost one's senses, and it does not need mind to be a violent, so in this
context AGAPAW and FILEW may used virtually interchangeably); (Ps.34:12;
40:16-17; 69:35-36; 70:4; 97:10; 119:113-114; 119:127-128 (in context of
119:129-130,134); 119:159-173; 145:20); (Prov.24:25 - they will be loved
because of their rebuking the wicked); (Song 1:2-3; and all the Song of
Solomon gives evidence that inspired and/or heartened AGAPH, when it is full
of endearment and kisses, is akin to FILOS (or even EROS?); and you see,
Christ do may be perceived, in one's life, like ADELFOS from the Song);
(Is.66:10); (Lk.7:47 in context of 7:41-46); (Jn.8:42; 10:17; 14:21,23,28);
(Jas.1:12; 2:5); (1Pet.1:8); (2 Jn.1:1); (3 Jn.1:1); (2Cor.11:11);

2) Observance of commandments or/and abidance by promises and pledges in
some kind of commitment "for good" (Deut.10:13 and others), or for seeming
good, is/are essentially presented in the following:
(Ex.20:6); (Lev.19:18; 19:34); (Deut.5:10; 6:5; 7:8-9; 10:12-13, 18-19;
11:1, 13, 22; 19:9; 30:16); (Josh.22:5); (Neh.1:5); (Ps.31:23); (Dan.9:4);
(Hos.3:1); (Mic.6:8); (Zech.8:17,19); (Mal.2:11); (Mt.5:43-46; 19:19);
(Mk.12:33); (Lk.6:27-35); (Jn.13:34; 14:15; 15:12,17); (1Pet.1:22; 2:17;
3:10); (1Jn.2:10 in context of 2:7-8); (1Jn.2:15; 3:23; :); (2 Jn.1:5-6);
(Rom.13:8-10); (Gal.5:14); (Eph.5:25-33); (Col.3:19); (1Thess.4:9).

3) Care, justice, relief, serving, faithfulness, signs of gracious regard
and merciful exhortation are essentially presented in the following:
(Deut.23:5); (Ruth 4:15 in context of 2:11); (1Sam.1:5); (2Chron.11:21 --
here and in another points it's in context that love for one's wife and
children need care for them; however it's not always sincere, from the
bottom of one's heart, because of Deut.21:15-16); (Neh.13(23):26); (Ps.11:7;
33:5; 37:28; 87:2-3; 99:4; 119:132; 146:8); (Prov.3:12; 4:3); (Eccles.9:9);
(Is.61:7-8); (Lam.1:2); (Hos.9:15; 11:1); (Lk.7:5; 7:47 in context of
7:41-46); (1Jn.3:10-14 in context of 3:16; :); (2 Cor.12:15).

4) Such love demands lover's (self-less) work, endeavor, effort, with proper
leading up and activity for confirmation or sanction:
(Gen.29:20; 29.30 in context of 29:27); (Josh.23:11); (Ps.145:20 in context
of 145:18); (Prov.21:17a; perhaps such pleasure, in contradistinction to
common wine drink, demands background, and leading up, and a lot of money;
at the same time, to blow off does not demand mind, and therefore it might
be FILEW here); (Is.56:6; 57:8); (Mt.6:24).

5) Care for one's own sincerity, inner sensitivity of perception (without
such care our mind and heart do not bear the test of correctness to God's
AGAPH calling for us) are presented in the following:
(1Chron.29:17); (Prov.22:11); (1Jn.3:18 in context of 3:19-21);
(Rom.8:26-28); (1Cor.2:9-13; 8:2-3); (2 Cor.9:7).

6) Perspicacity, sagacity, watch, thought, intuition, understanding, getting
to know, keeping awake are presented in the following:
(Deut.13:3); (Ps.119:97); (Prov.8:17, 21; 12:1; 15:12; 16:13; 19:8; 20:13).

7) Any type of crazy perverted commitment in one's life begins, as a rule,
with indifference or even aversion for such (evil) commitment. In course of
time quasi mindless AGAPAW may become desirable habit or pleasing necessity
with really mindless attraction, and so it seems as genuine attachment full
of some divine gratification. Examples of such perverted AGAPAW(-FILEW) are
in the following:
(Ps.4:2); (Prov.8:36); (Eccles.5:10 in context of 5:12-17); (Jer.2:25; 5:31;
8:2-3; 14:10); (Ezec.16:37 in context of 16:34-36); (Hos.4:18; 9:1); (Amos

8) Craft, deceit, devouring, perversion, bribery are presented in the
(2 Sam.13:1,4,14,15 -- this is apparently EROS, but against the significant
background of 2Sam.13:3,5-11 it became AGAPAW); (Ps.51:4-6); (Is.1:23).

9) Sincere FILIA may be linked with treatment that is alien to common
notion of sincere care, kindness, warm affection for object of love, and
then such love becomes AGAPH:
(Gen.22:2); or (Prov.3:12; 13:24); (Zech.13:6); (Heb.12:6); (Rev.3:19).

It's continued in Part 4

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