What is Phileo love that is the question comes to our mind? So, this is an effort of mine to explain what is Phileo love.
Phileo word is a Greek word, that word means love among the brothers or you can say, brotherly love. It is often used or translated as affection or friendship. This is the love which is found between close friends. According to the Bible, we get to see 4 types of love, These are Phileo, Eros, Storge, and Agape and it is used for serval ways of love. These all words are taken from the Greek language which is translated to this, Phileo (Love among the Brothers), Eros (Husbands and Wives love), Storge (Love among the Family) and Agape (God’s love or we can say that unconditional love for the humans).
What is Phileo love in the Bible
In the Bible (1 Samuel 18:1-3) says “ So it came to pass when he had finished speaking unto Saul, that the Saul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his if own soul. And Saul took him that time, “and would allow him to go no more home to his father’s house.
Then Jonathan and David built a covenant because he loved him as if his own soul”. Here we could see the love between Jonathan and David how Jonathan start loving him like his own soul. However, the word Phileo is not mentioned in the Bible but the Bible explains it perfectly.
Why we must have Phileo love (brotherly love)
We all must have brotherly love because the bible says in (Luke 6:28) “Bless them that curse you, as well as pray for them which despitefully make use of you’’. And in (Matthew 5:44) says “But I tell you that love your enemies, and bless the person those who curse you, and do good to the person those who hate you, and pray for the person who persecutes you”.