What is phileo love

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 is a Greek word which means brotherly love, which is usually translated as friendship or affection. A love which exists between close friends. We can see four types of love which are Agape, Storge, Eros and Phileo but used for different types of love. These all are Greek words which are translated like Agape as (unconditional love), Storge as (family love), Eros as (love between husband and wife), or Phileo as (brotherly love).

What is Phileo love in 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 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 say unto you, Love those who are your enemies, bless them that curse you, and do good to them that dislike you, and pray for them which despitefully make use of you, as well as persecute you”.

One thought on “What is phileo love

  1. Would you agree that Agape love is between humans and God and viseversa.
    Phileo love is love for children.
    Eros love is between a man and a woman.

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