The word “love” is one of the sloppiest words in our language, as it primarily refers to a feeling that happens to a person. In the New Testament, “love” refers to a way of treating people that was defined by Jesus himself: seeking the well-being of others regardless of their response.
This video is the 9th installment of our Word Studies series, an exploration of the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema.” We will explore all of the keywords in this prayer and what they meant in their original language and historical context.
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