Scriptures on Love!

I love you balloons

As we think about Valentine’s Day, many are planning dinner, roses, chocolate, balloons, and other special things with their loved ones. Today, I spent time looking at what the Bible had to say about LOVE! There are soooo many verses on the topic.  Here are a few I thought I would share with you.

This was one I was really surprised to find.  I think it’s our new household verse! We share so many meals with people around our table. And, I find myself (sometimes) thinking too much about what we will serve. Trying new things. But, in the big scheme of things…it doesn’t matter what you are serving when you are surrounded with those you love.

Proverbs 15:17

A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

 Here’s another favorite.  So grateful for my biological family…and my family of friends!

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother (or sister!!) is born for adversity.

Kinda funny gathering of things for the writer not to understand. I can think of so many more than 4.

Proverbs 30:18-19

There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
  how an eagle glides through the sky,
  how a snake slithers on a rock, 
how a ship navigates the ocean,
 how a man loves a woman.

This is another one that I fell in love (pun intended) with today.

Romans 12:9-13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Here are several that I grouped together.  The real love story.  The one that we are challenged to model our marriages after.  How Christ loved the church. He loved us enough to lay down his life for us. the best love story ever.

John 3:16

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.

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 3:16

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers

And a few more really, really good ones.

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a

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 …

Colossians 3:14

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 John 4:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Matthew 22:37–39

Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

 

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 John 4:16

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

 

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