The Bible says a lot about love. It is wonderful to know that we have a loving God who gives us unconditional love. These Bible verses about love are inspiring and teach how to love more like Christ.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God loves us so much that he gave his only son to die on the cross for us. What greater sacrifice could there be? Our salvation depends on this verse, as does the basis of Christianity.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“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, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
There is a reason this verse is often used at weddings. This Corinthians verse is the perfect definition of what love should be. It calls for us to put away our selfish desires and love like God loves us. We need to practice patience and look towards God to help us practice this type of love.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
There is no greater display of love than Jesus sacrificing his life for our salvation. Show this type of sacrificial love by giving, helping, praising and encouraging others. It might be as simple as doing an activity your spouse loves but is not your favorite. Or making someone his or her favorite dinner. While we can never replicate God’s love, we can do are best to be more Christ-like in our love.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
Husbands and wives are one. This verse is great for reminding us that marriage should represent the love that Christ gave us. This holy union is made stronger is when husbands give the same sacrificial love reflective of Christ’s love for the church.
” Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
Sincere love means more than simply saying I’ll pray for you. It actually means that you should pray for the person. Surface level comments appear nice but action is more sincere. This may mean volunteering and doing kind actions without getting recognition. Run away from evil actions and be faithful in showing God’s love.
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Sometimes we love ourselves more than anyone else. Our actions are selfish and self-gratifying. Yet, God commands us to love our others to demonstrate God’s love.
Reading these quotes makes me feel so blessed.