By: Sara Reyes – Guest Blogger
There is one thing in this world that all humans will experience: love. Love is such a powerful emotion – without proper understanding of love, it can be twisted into a negative emotion that it starts wars, destroys people and leads to broken hearts.
True love is not this way, though. It is pure and it is everlasting. If you want to learn about true love, you should read the Bible. There are many Biblical example of God’s true love for his people and the people’s true love for God – it will teach you how to love.
Love for one another and love for yourself is priceless. Not only that, but your love for God is the most important kind of love – God loves you and it is unconditional, indescribable love. That’s why it is so important to accept Him and to love Him back.
Please these Bible verses about love below if you would like to grow in your understanding of love.
# 20 – Psalms 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
We should not be in despair. Psalms 42:11 tells us that we have no reason to be in despair or cast down. We, people who love and worship God, are saved. We praise Him because He loves us and he gave up His only Son for us. We should rejoice in His love!
# 19 – Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
This verse in Proverbs teaches us about being satisfied with our chosen partner in life. We should be satisfied with by the love of this person, as an infant is kept satisfied by its mother’s milk. If the wife loves the husband and the husband the wife, then it is a recipe for happiness.
# 18 – Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Sin, strife and negativity are borne out of hatred. But, as this verse in Proverbs tell us, LOVE covers of these sins. Love will heal us, so we should look to God’s love whenever we are in need of healing, support and guidance.
# 17 – Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
If you love your children, you should always endeavor to teach them, even if this means punishing them from time to time. You would be doing them a disservice if you “spared the rod” and didn’t punish them when they did wrong. If you love your family – teach them what is right and good in whatever way you can.
# 16 – Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
It is a friend’s nature to show love at all times. A brother’s love is different from a friend’s, however. Even though he should love at all times, he should always strive to fight for and protect his brother, even though he may face adversity while doing so.
# 15 – Song of Solomon 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
This verse is a simple celebration of love at its most basic expression – the kiss! The kiss can unite lovers, families and friends. It is universally understood as an expression of love. Love between two people can be more exquisite and enjoyable than all other earthly pleasures!
# 14 – Song of Solomon 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
This is yet another verse in the Book of Solomon that celebrates the simple beauty and joy of love. Although there are many different kinds of love, they all share a similar core that brings us joy. How lucky are those who are able to love God, family and friends!
# 13 – Song of Solomon 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Love can be passionate – so passionate that it feels it will outlast even death itself! And although love can inspire jealousy that feels as cruel as torture, it is always worth the risk! Be proud of your love – wear it upon your arm like a badge of honor.
# 12 – 1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Charity, a common expression of love, represents some of the most important things about the thing called love. It is kind, long, it does not envy and it is not concerned with itself. It is completely selfless – a perfect expression of God’s undying love for us.
# 11 – 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
This verse in Corinthians reminds us of what we should hold dear in our lives: faith, hope and charity. However, it emphasizes that charity should be the most important. Charity helps others and it is a completely selfless expression of true love. It is the best way to spread the love of God to the people of the world!
# 10 – Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Again, this is a verse that teaches about the importance of charity – which is the selfless expression of love that we should show the world as faithful Christians. Through charity, we can improve the lives of others without asking for anything in return!
# 9 – 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If we are repentant, loving Christians we should try to show love to others. By being charitable, we can show others and God that our love is pure and meaningful. Do your best to make the world a better place when you repent for your sins!
# 8 – 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
We should use God’s ultimate example of unconditional love – Him giving up his only Son for our sins – as guidance in our own lives. If God was able to give up His Son for us, we should be able to provide for our brothers and sisters in a similar way.
# 7 – 1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Once again, this verse from the Book of John instructs us how to treat the other people in our lives. If we can attempt to love others even a fraction of the way God loves us, we could make their lives and ours better.
# 6 – 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Whenever we are truly, deeply in love with someone we shouldn’t feel fear. There is no fear in love – only passion, understanding, and kindness. Fear results in torment, misunderstandings and heartbreak. When we love God and others, we should be faithful in that love.
# 5 – 1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
This is an extremely important verse in the Book of John. This verse tells us that God IS love. If God is love, and we desire getting closer to God, we should learn to love more deeply and more fully than ever before.
# 4 – Song of Solomon 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
This verse in the Song of Solomon so eloquently defines love – it cannot be drowned and it should be one of the most important things in our lives. Take this to heart when you think about your love for God. This love should be at the center of your life.
# 3 – John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
If any of us were to lay down our life for our loved ones, we would be emulating the greatest act of love of all: Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. If we could put our loved ones first in our life, we could get that much closer to God.
# 2 – Song of Solomon 2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
This simple verse in the Song of Solomon summarizes love famously – if you love someone and they love you, you will be in a world so wonderful, as if sweet smelling lilies surrounded you. Now, the real world isn’t fantasy, but true love is real. And when you love, your world can be so much better.
# 1 – Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
This final verse about love from the book of Ephesians is one of the best verses to read when you’re curious about the love in any relationship that you are currently in. It applies to every single one of us and we should take it to heart. Husbands should love their wives and wives should love their husbands – it is simple as that. Relationships can be complicated, but if we can keep unconditional love at the center of our hearts we can make our lives, and the lives of others, so much better.
So learn to love God more deeply and more truly if you want to become closer to Him – if you need help understanding, please read more on GodVine’s online Bible!
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