Hesed - God's lovingkindness From Michael Card's online devotional Michael Card: Hesed in the Old Testament expressed God's love for His people. This love would be poured out in the New Testament as agape. There is no way we can fully comprehend what transpired on that hill nearly 2000 years ago. Love (hesed, agape) became flesh and walked among us. Love took on ALL our sins and died that we might truly live. Hallelujah!!