I was asked by Lofa to be part of the Valentine’s Mixtape series alongside of Lofa, Kavet the Catalyst, Nicole of Prototype, and Jessie of Atypical Living. I thought it was a fresh idea… so for the 14 days days till Valentines I will be posting up some of my favorite love songs.
The basic premise that I will be choosing my songs are based off of one of my favorite scriptures from the bible. Why the bible? The bible teaches us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17- “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” In a world where the word love and lust are used interchangeably, we need to dismiss the shallow and delve deeper into the true richness of the word love. So the bible here gives us clear understanding of what it means to love others.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
These 14 points in this scripture here teaches, corrects, rebukes our thinking about what love is, in order that we are thoroughly equipped for every good work. As it is written, to love requires a deeper working in us first and it causes a response with our actions ultimately affecting others.
To further bring understanding to the scripture- 1 Corinthians was originally written in greek for the church at Corinth by the apostle Paul, and the word “love” is translated in greek (depending on its context) into three ways- eros, phileo, and agape. Eros is generally known as physical love, phileo is brotherly love, and lastly agape as divine love. For more in depth study of its meaning please go here and here.
So with all this written, the 14 songs I will be choosing touches upon several points outlined in scripture as well as the greek meaning of the word Love, so do check back here in the coming days. There will be a good mix of genres so I hope ya’ll enjoy the tracks!
Be blessed and be a blessing.