n. — the affection naturally befitting the relationship between siblings; especially as the affection of those who are now siblings in God’s family.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
In the new faith community being established by the early Christians, disparate groups of ethnic groups and nations were being gathered underneath one head. With Jews, Gentiles, and Samaritans all mixing in one group, how were these people supposed to relate to one another? Paul provides the metaphor for their newly established relationships in Christ: brotherly love (φιλαδελφία). Jews, Gentiles, and Samaritans all know what love for one’s family looks like, so Paul uses that to show them that in their new family in Christ, the same type of love should reign supreme.
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Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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