Love is an amazing gift, and a powerful emotion.
God’s love for us, our love for God, our love for each other.
Meditating on God’s Word and reflecting on what the Scriptures say about love will encourage you in your faith journey as you see how amazing and unconditional God’s love is.
The Bible has a lot to say about love.
The following verses and the free printable below are a great resource as you reflect on the topic of love in the Bible.
Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
1 John 4:16
We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
With all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
1 Corinthians 13:13
But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient and is kind. Love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil.
In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate to one another; in honor preferring one another.
1 John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love, and into the perseverance of Christ.
1 John 4:20
If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
1 John 3:1
See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
May the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you.
1 John 4:8
He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love.
Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love.
He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
But speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.
Love doesn’t harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.