Today’s Encouragement is Luke 20:13 ESV Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’
The Greek word translated as ‘Beloved’ is agapētos. Which is the adjective form of the root word ‘Agape’ the highest form of the word Love.
We tend, well I do, to overlook this word as antiquated, but it is not, it is only rare. Here, in this verse, Jesus was teaching a parable about himself, and He used this word describing the Father’s relationship with His Son. The Son, Jesus was and is beloved by His Father God.
In fact, each time God spoke audibly to man about Jesus, He used this term to communicate the incredible, even immeasurable depth of His Love for Jesus, both at His baptism and the transfiguration.
And my friend, you and I are now, like Jesus… the Beloved.
John 17:23 NLT “I am in them, and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love (agape) them as much as you love me.”
Read it again my friend, Jesus said, “You Father God, love all the believers as much as You love Me, Your Son. “
My friends – we are God’s Beloved.
Father help us to understand, to experience, to believe… how great is Your love for us.
How Great is the Love
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