LOVE. Most of us are searching for it in some aspect of our lives. And it seems to hold so much power over us. Without love, we feel empty, like there’s a gaping hole in our chest. With it, we feel the exact opposite, happy, fulfilled, even giddy like we’re dancing on air.
In our quest for love what we’re really after is unconditional love. A love that doesn’t care if we’re having an off day. You know the one I’m talking about, flat hair, jeans that won’t fit, nothing goes right. We all have bad days, but when we know we’re loved it’s easy to laugh them off. This is the love God meant for us to have all along, not just with other people but with Him.
Last week we looked at several Heartfelt Bible Verses about Love, if you missed it you can read them here. As we discussed then, love is the foundation of our Christian faith. It defines who we are in Jesus and brings us together as the body of Christ.
Love is the reason God the Father sent Jesus the Son to die on the cross in our place and the reason He did so willingly. Without their love, we wouldn’t have the hope of salvation. But because of their love, we can have confidence in our faith and know our future in heaven is secure.
Today, I’d like to share with you More Heartfelt Bible Verses about Love. This time we’ll closely examine how God’s love extends outwardly toward us. His love is faithful, steadfast, loyal and unconditional. And because God loved us first, we can experience love for ourselves and love Him in return.
These truths about God’s love will become clear as you read the scriptures. So, let’s jump in and allow them to reveal God’s unconditional love.
God’s Love for us
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the Lord.
God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (MSG)
Christ’s Love for Us
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
Our Love for God
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
A Heartfelt Cry to See God’s Love
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.
We’ve covered many of the Heartfelt Bible Verses about Love in these two posts, but there are still many more. I encourage you to look them up and be blessed by the truth they contain.
This last verse from Psalm 143 is a cry to God to see His unconditional love in action. And it’s a call to trust Him when we need guidance. This is the verse that really spoke to my heart today. Please leave a comment and let me know which one God used to speak to you.
One final thought I’d like to share, if you’re searching for love in your life, God loves you with unconditional and unwavering love! No matter who you are or what you do, nothing will ever separate you from His love! This is my sincere prayer for you… Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. (Jude 2)
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