Agape love is a love that is selfless, all for others and has nothing to do with self.
When we look at ourselves we see selfishness, pride, impatience, frustration, conditions to our love….What a stark contrast to Agape love. This love can only come from God because in ourselves we do not have it.
Recently I watch a documentary on soldiers fighting in war. One man said that he was not fighting to make sure that he went back home alive, but he was fighting to make sure the other person went back home alive.
Agape love far exceeds this.
Agape love is love that doesn’t think anything about itself but is al about others. God’s love never thinks about Himself but always is for His creation. That love has lead God to sacrifice Himself so that we could live.
When we have the love spoken of in 1 Corinthians 13 we will not think about ourselves but we will live our lives to make sure that the other person make it safely back home to heaven.
You can find the entire 1 Corinthians 13 Bible Study here.