The “L” word, LOVE.
We’re drawn in by the promise it provides…
A special someone to buy heart shaped boxes of candy and red roses for us. A partner to hold hands with through life’s up and downs. A better half of yourself to share those cherished memories with as you grow old together. And someone who is completely devoted to you.
As we discussed then, Biblical love is the foundation of our Christian faith. It defines who we are in Jesus and brings us together as the body of Christ. And it’s a promise of all God has in store for us.
God has a lot to say to us about love. His Word is a promise of His perfect love. And an offer to hold us close when life becomes too much.
Since we barely scratched the surface last week, I’d like to share More Heartfelt Bible Verses about Love with you today. Together, let’s continue reading the many scriptures that reveal God’s love for us and be drawn in by the promise they provide.
How God Loves Us
Each of these scriptures show us the depth of God’s devotion. He is completely unwaverinig in His affection for His children. No matter what we do, or how bad we mess up, our Heavenly Father promises to love us with an everlasting love.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
1 John 3:1
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them
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.
How We Should Love
It’s not enough for us to be loved by God. As His children, our greatest desire should be to show His love to those who need it. And these verses give us some pretty amazing tips on how to model our love on God’s love and spread it around to eveyone we meet.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
Love in the Psalms
I couldn’t end this Bible Study on love without some inspiration from the pslams. They’re filled with lovely words and encouragement straight from God’s heart to ours!
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.
I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
The earth is filled with your love, Lord;
teach me your decrees.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
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.
Whew!!!.. We’ve covered a lot of 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. Here’s just a snippet…
God loves you!
He is always there for you!
And He will never let you down!
P.S. 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. And one we’ll look closer at next week in God’s Unconditional Love.
Please leave a comment below and let me know which verse spoke to you.
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