The 10 Bible Verses about love are truly inspiring and will spur you to love other more like God loves us. This is part of the 5 Minute Devotional series.
The 10 Most Inspiring Bible Verses About Love
Do you ever struggle to know what you should focus on today? What should be your top priority? What should you work on?
Well, God makes it easy for us. He tells us that the most important thing we can do today is… love.
Would you like to be more like Christ? Love.
Would you like to strengthen your faith? Love.
Would you like to encourage someone today? Love.
Did you love today? Right? If you loved today, you did the greatest thing. The most important item on your to-do list today is to love.
Love your neighbor as yourself. That doesn’t mean to love them how they deserve to be loved, but how God loves you. That’s crazy right? Do you want God to love you the way you love your neighbors? Probably not most of the time because we’re not always nice, are we? But what if for one day you chose to love others the way God loves you. Wow.
God is love. Can that be message be any simpler or any clearer? God is love. We’re encouraged to love each other. Actually, we’re not encouraged to at all, we’re commanded to love one another because that’s the only way we can truly draw close to God.
The only way to please God is through love. Godly love is not just a shallow preference like “ooh, I like chocolate” or “ooh, I like the Yankees”. No, Godly love is not really just a feeling either like “ooh, I love my husband” or “I’m in love with my daughter”. Nope. Godly love, Agape love is active. It is the heart of God. It is the heart of his character.
The thing is, the degree to which we are not actually aligning our love, our heart, and our actions with the standard of God’s love, that is the degree to which we’re not in harmony with God’s will. Ouch. Not only that, the biggest indicator that we know God is not by what we say. It’s by the love that we show each other.
These 10 Bible verses about love are probably my favorites, but they are really just the beginning. If you want a love introduction or even just a reminder or refresher, these 10 inspiring verses about love will be a great place to start!
The 10 Most Inspiring Bible Verses About Love: 5 Minute Devotionals
#1: I John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God. He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love.
#2: I Corinthians 13:13
But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.
#3: Romans 12:9
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
#4: John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
#5: I Peter 4:8
And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
#6: Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all wrongs.
#7: 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. A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
#8: Colossians 3:14
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
#9: Romans 13:10
Love doesn’t harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
#10: John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Let’s Go Deeper– Questions to ponder about God’s Love
- Why do you think love is the greatest? Why is love the very most important task?
- What’s the difference between loving with your heart, and your soul, and your mind?
- How can you better love your neighbor as yourself?
- What are some ways you can show love to others?