What verses about love do you know from the Bible? What are the most inspiring and the most famous of them? Let’s go through them together here.
If you are looking for an inspirational verse about love from the Bible, then this article is exactly what you need. We have gathered the most famous yet very inspirational words about love mentioned in the Bible. Save them to read whenever you feel like you need encouragement from God.
Our first verse will be from 1 Corinthians 13. These words are constantly quoted in the movies, sometimes used in the lyrics of the famous songs. They cover the whole subject of what love truly is and how God meant it to be. Therefore, let’s read it: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
The other verse about love described in the Bible can be found in Romans 8. It is about the love God has for His people. However, when reading it keep in mind that it does not refer to all individuals. God definitely loves all of the people ever born as His creation. However, given their sins and rebellion against Him, they are deprived of His love and mercy until they come to Him, and ask for forgiveness. This forgiveness can be given to them only through the death of Christ who dies so that we don’t have to die for our sins forever and ever in the eternity, for this is what God calls the only fair pay for our sins.
Nevertheless, after a person understand that he is the enemy of God in a great need of salvation and Hid forgiveness, asks for forgiveness from Him, and accepts the death of Christ as a penalty for his own sins, here is how God feels about us: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)
Also, God feels very strongly about His children. He loved them so much that He chose to give up His only Son to let those He chose to be His people live and enjoy life with the Almighty. Here is how much God loves us: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
And another verse describing God’s love for His people is this: “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” (1 John 3:1)
However, Bible does not only contain the verses about God’s love for us. It is also full of encouraging instructions on how to love those around you. Once you experienced how profound and unconditional His love to you is, you can share this love with others.
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God commands Christians to love each other: “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) Love is not something we might or might not feel about someone. God made it clear that Christians are to love those around them. If they don’t feel strong enough to love particular people, they should seek help from God and His guidance here.
Also, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serves one another.” (Galatians 5:13)
Remember that God also said these words:
“with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2)
“’Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)
On top pf that, Jesus’s teaching was full of commandments to love each other and God. He brought an idea that was absolutely astonishing for people who were used to sticking to the law where you pay the person with the same thing they gave you.
Have a look at what Jesus said in Matthew 5:43-48: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Jesus sets high standards for those who want to follow Him. He states that the one who loves Him must fulfill the commandments. We know that it is impossible for people. Therefore, we need to ask God to help us love Him this way. So, His orders lead us to Him to seek strength and perseverance. Check out this verse about love by Jesus:
“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.” (John 14:21-24)
Here is a verse that shows how married people are to love each other: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25)
“And just as the Church submits to Christ, so also married women should be entirely submissive to their husbands.” (Ephesians 5:24)
And another quote from the Bible I love is this: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, which you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant, does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you so that you will love one another.”
And finally the most powerful verse I have ever read in the Bible is this:
“And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” (Mark 12:28-30)
In this verse God says that we are to love, Him not only when we feel like it, or just a little bit. We are to dedicate our whole life to Him and love Him with everything we have. Do you feel that you are able to do it? I doubt that. But ask Him to help you, and we will!