Definition of: LOVE / sop
JOHN CHAPTER 3
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
JOHN CHAPTER 13
26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (Ref) KJV
Love: refers to a deep, ineffable feeling of tenderly caring for another person. Even this unlimited conception of love, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to feeling sexual emotional closeness. The term love is to express your devotion to GOD. This love can be expressed by prayer, service, good deeds, and personal sacrifice. Reciprocally, GOD the Father loves all of His creation for GOD is love.
(Fruit of the spirit) (Fruit of his loins) (Fruit of the womb)
Romance: the gift of sexuality is blessed by GOD the father when exercised within the bonds of
Marriage. Proverbs 5:18-19 "Let your manhood be a blessing; rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Let her charms and tender embrace satisfy you. Let her love alone fulfill her with your delight." (Ref) KJV / FLW
Definition of: LOVE
1a (1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child> (2): attraction based on sexual desire: affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates>
b: an assurance of affection <give her my love>
2: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>
3a: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration <baseball was his first love>
b (1): a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment (2)British—used as an informal term of address
4a: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1): the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2): brotherly concern for others
b: a person's adoration of God
5: a god or personification of love
6: an amorous episode : love affair
7: the sexual embrace : copulation
8: a score of zero (as in tennis)
9capitalizedChristian Science: god
: holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
: inspired by affection
Examples of LOVE
Children need unconditional love from their parents.
He was just a lonely man looking for love.
Origin of LOVE
Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English leof dear, Latin lubere, libere to please (to give pleasure)
1: to hold dear : cherish
2a: to feel a lover's passion, devotion, or tenderness for
b (1): caress (2): to fondle amorously (3): to copulate with
3: to like or desire actively : take pleasure in <loved to play>
4: to thrive in <the rose loves sunlight>
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of SOP
1chiefly dialect: a piece of food dipped or steeped in a liquid
2: a conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture
Examples of SOP
<as a sop to the teachers' union for supporting his reelection campaign, the mayor promised to push for the abolition of the residency requirement>
Origin of SOP
Middle English soppe, from Old English sopp; akin to Old English supan to swallow — more at sup
First Known Use: before 12th century (Ref) merriam-webste