Bible Verses about Love
Bible verses about love
God is love. Jesus said that all the commandments can be combined into two: Love others and love God. I hope that you enjoy these Bible verses. May they inspire you to love one another - as well as God and yourself.
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Love the stranger. Love the poor. Love the widow.
I put this verse at the top of my list because you can see who truly loves others by the way that they treat complete strangers. True love exists without the possibility of personal gain. The way you treat the poor is the way that you treat God (Luke 3:10-11) (Matthew 5:42).
When we think of love, we tend to think of friends and family. Friends and family are easy. True love reaches people that we don't know. On top of that, true love reaches our enemies.
God is love. Whoever does not know love does not know God.
This is probably one of the most well-known pieces of scripture when it comes to love - accept for what has become known as the love chapter (1 Corinthians 13).
Its message is extremely powerful and to the point:
- God is love.
- If you love, you know God.
- You do not know God if you do not love.
Firstly, this can challenge us to love others more because it is so important to God. Secondly, we understand that the best way to become more loving is to get closer to God. The closer we get to God, the more that love overflows from our hearts into the lives of others.
Love is patient love is kind
The entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 13 is a teaching about love in itself. The above verses are the quoted by many people.
Personally, I like to go through these verses and identity areas that I can ask God to help me with. Many times, I see that God has put me into a certain situation to learn one of these very attributes.
Faith hope and love remain but the greatest of these is love
The last verse of the 'love chapter' rounds everything off so beautifully. In addition to the parts of 1 Corinthians 13 mentioned above, this verse is also quoted very often.
In this passage, Paul explains that prophesies, tongues and languages, and even knowledge itself will pass away. The only things that remain are the things of God - faith, hope and love. Love, as we read, is the most important of all.
For God first loved us
This is a fantastic reminder that God is the source of all things. Everything that is good is good because of the goodness of God. If it weren't for God's love, nothing would exist. Love cannot come from anywhere else but from God Himself. We also cannot boast, because everything that is good comes from God alone.
While we were all still sinners Christ died for us
While explaining how we receive God's grace through faith, Paul tells us that God loved us and made a plan for our lives before we even came to know Him.
This is such a great picture of God's love toward us. God knew everything that I would ever do, yet He still chose to make a way for me back to Him.
All things work together for the good of those who love God
Notice how the first thing that determines whether or not things will work together is that fact that we love God. It is so easy to get lost in our worries that we end up worshiping those things instead of God.
If you want to see who or what your god is, look at where you spend your resources (time, energy, thoughts, money). We can focus on God with a peaceful heart. As long as we place God first, we can trust that God will be there for us in every way that we need Him.
Give and it shall be given to you
Love is more than a feeling. It is a choice. Love is demonstrated by our actions. You love others by giving to them what you have. This may include time, money, food, attention, affirmation or by listening to their story.
What if your life was a reflection of how you treated others? What if we were never meant to focus on ourselves? Think about whether shortcomings in the way that you treat people have led to shortcomings in your own life.
What can separate us from the love of God?
This verse can be a great source of comfort during rough times. No matter what we are going through, we will always have God's love for us. It is something that we can never lose.
God is always right there with us - no matter what. He knows everything that we are going through. We are never alone. There is a reason why the Holy Spirit is called The Comforter. Jesus said in Matthew 5:4 that people who mourn are blessed because they will be comforted.
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