And he answered, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27
To whom should we show this charitable affection?
Brotherly love normally referred to the love members of a family held for each other (this was the way it was used in secular Greek) and would not normally be used to describe the love between members of different families.
Who is our family? Luke 8:21 21 He replied, My mother and brothers are those who hear Gods word and put it into practice.
Barnes' Notes on the Bible – (Part 2) There is to be a special affection for Christians as of the same family;
This one is simpler: Love Charity Love for everyone Generous love
So this love, its just theoretical, right? Were not really supposed to love everyone, are we?
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 (again)
Barnes' Notes on the Bible All - And to brotherly kindness charity - Love to all mankind. There is to be a special affection for Christians as of the same family; there is to be a true and warm love, however, for all the race.
1 Cor 13:4 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, and always perseveres.
People's New Testament Charity. The heart element which gives brotherly kindness its power and sweetness.
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22
by loving God and carrying out his commands. 1 John 5:2 This is how we know that we love the children of God:
… and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Acts 2:45 Heavy-Duty Giving
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. It is a testimony. John 13:35
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 1 John 3:14 It is Assurance of Salvation
Recap Applies to all mankind I Cor 13 style love Charity powers brotherly love From deep in the heart Heavy duty Out do each other It is a testimony It is assurance of salvation