Bible Verses About Love
You're going to love these bible verses! What we also have for you is a powerful article on overcoming fear and fulfilling your purpose that it is unlike anything that you've ever seen on the second half of this page, so scroll down. You'll be able to see the power of love in action in my own life with personal stories about how to apply the bible verses and more!
Here Are Our Bible Verses On Love or Charity
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13
Do everything in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. - Ephesians 4:2
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. - 1 Peter 4:8
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.We love because he first loved us. - 1 John 4: 18-19
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. -Proverbs 10:12
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.- 1 John 4:8
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. -Romans 12:9
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -Proverbs 17:17
More Love Verses From The Bible
1 John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Colossians 3:14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Mark 12:29-31 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And 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.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
More Love Bible Verses
John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
More Love Verses From The Bible
Colossians 3:14 ESV And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Romans 13:8 ESV Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
1 John 3:1 ESV See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Ephesians 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
More Scriptures on Love
John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Ephesians 4:2 With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 12:9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Watch Dr. Bishop Tony Evans as he shares some Bible Verses on Love and Teaches on Understanding God's Love
Now Let's Get Practical With Our Bible Verses on Love In Fulfilling our Purpose
I hope that you have enjoyed these verses about love from the scriptures. I'd like to show you love in action now. And to do that I've taken the liberty to give you an excerpt of my book, "In God we Trust"
Here you'll see how powerful Love is in overcoming fears, and fulfilling the call of God for your life. Let's get into it.
Question 2: How Do I overcome the Fears that I face that have kept me back for so long?
That’s a really good question.
And I can relate it to my own experiences.
Here’s the scenario. You’ve been working at it for a long time- praying, fasting, praying some more, taking a whack at it, and then nothing.
That "nothing" comes when you’ve done all that you can, and you still can’t get over the great hurdle.
And you're not lazy, either.
You read all the books. You listen to all the ministers in the world, and still, you don’t get where you need to go because of this persistent fear. You may have everything working for you- the entire book written and all of that- but you never quite get it to the place for it to be completed. A fear that you can’t seem to shake grips you and you find your self going around the mountain frustrated as though you’re without hope.
Have I nailed it on the head?
What you have to understand is that you’re fighting a war that the devil doesn’t want you to win, but we’ve got news for Him -you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Oh yes. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
So, you’re at this place of struggle.
Let’s identify the three fears that you’re probably facing.
The Fear of Success
This is brought on by a weakness that the enemy has identified that has originated through some kind of hurt during a time of success. Oh, I’ve had many of these experiences, but you don’t have to remain a victim. God wants you to be more than a conqueror in this through Him who loves you.
The Fear of Failure
This has been brought on by a weakness that the enemy has identified that originated through some kind of hurt during a time of success or a time of failure that has left you avoiding success for fear of succeeding or not succeeding.
But what has happened is by failing to push to have success you place yourself in the default position of failure. The interesting thing is you don’t want outright failure either! Yes, I know it’s messed up- that’s because the devil uses fear to rob you of who God intends for you to be.
Don’t be caught in this vicious cycle of wanting success but not wanting it and wanting to fail but not wanting to fail! It’s a vicious cycle. The good news is that you can get the victory over this fear in Jesus’ Name.
The Fear of Achievement
This is closely related to the fear of success because it seeks to keep you in bondage. The Fear of Achievement seeks to keep you going around the mountain because of fear that after this point, you won’t have to go through that struggle anymore. I know this is crazy- but these are the lies that the devil wants to use to keep you in bondage.
This fear keeps you in bondage because it seeks to keep you in a place where you grow to ‘enjoy’ unnecessary struggle because it’s all that you’re used to. This fear says, “Mommy and Daddy haven’t attained this before. You know what, let me stay down because when I do this, the struggle will be over and I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. That would mean that I would have to go on and do something more with my life.”
To Overcome We Need To Apply Those Verses on Love in Faith in Our Lives!
As you see, many of these fears are closely related and feed on one another. That’s why it’s so hard to get out of their grips.
Yes, I know it’s crazy. The very thing that you’ve been praying to God for is what the enemy wants to steal from you. But, you have hope- His Name is Jesus. And in our Lord Jesus you have the Victory!
7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2Timothy 1:7)
Here’s Your Solution
Now, I’m going to show you the solution to overcoming these fears, and then give you the key to living the abundant life that Christ came that you may have. Are you ready?
Here it is:
Love for your neighbor(as Jesus Loves)+ Faith With Works = Success in Christ+Glory to God.
Yes, that’s the answer. Let me really take this home, okay?
The Famous Love Passage
The Lord gives us through the Apostle Paul a powerful description of Love. This you’ve got to see!
And to do this, turn with me in your Bible to 1 Corinthians 13:4b-8a:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love Never Fails.
So you’ve been having a problem with fear? Then you haven’t been perfected in love.
Read on Below. This gets really good!
Love suffers long and is kind.
I want you to think about this for a moment. Think about a group of people being held captive against their will in a room for 20 years. They eat, sleep, drink, laugh at times, and cry in this room. They’re able to see outside, but the guards restrain them from wanting to experience more. They can look but they can’t go outside.
And imagine you’re the mother of a large family being held hostage in this room. You, unlike your four, six, and eight-year-old children have been to the outside and know how beautiful it is. But, you’re children do not.
And so, as the loving(longsuffering and kind)mother that you are, you push up against the window and encourage your children that they’ll get to see outside one day. Night and day, with the Lord’s help you devise a means of escape. You work on it. Finally, the time comes to put the plans into action.
Ready or not.... Umph…You hit the door... The guard hits you down, but somehow, you get up... Umph... the guard hits you down again. You go at it again, and again, and again. The guard hits you down some more but your children are on your mind so you can’t quit. Umph.. the guards hit you as you hit the door.
But they don’t hit you with the same strength that they used to. They’ve lost they’re strength. You too are exhausted, but the Lord gives you the anointing to break the yoke of complacency, doubt, and fear. And you go at it again. The guard goes to hit you again, but the door smashes open with a loud bang and the light shines brightly into the room from the outside.
The guards are blinded by the light coming through the door. Excited and elated at the Lord’s plan coming to pass, you gather your children who now have a new found boldness about them, and you take them outside to the place that the Lord had shown you would be yours.
Expressions of Love: Are you willing to go through difficulties and struggle for the benefit of the Body of Christ like the mother in the story?
Are you? Do you know that that book you’ve been writing will bring much joy to the Body of Christ? Didn’t the Bible say that when one part of the body rejoices, the other parts rejoice with it? Do you know that there are others who the Lord has set up to follow your lead and launch out in faith?
Do you know that your victory is a witness to another that the Lord can bring victory in their lives as well?
In order to get over these fears and truly press into the work that God has called you to, you have to love and not with a human love. You have to love with Jesus’ Love.
Powerful Verses On Love
You know, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in John 15:9-17 says something extremely powerful that really drives this home. Let’s read it below.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
This is the Lord Jesus speaking. If you really want to make a difference in this world and if you really want to glorify God on this earth then you’re going to have to love as He loves you.
You do so by laying down your life for your friends.
You do this by loving (suffering long and being kind)
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to give up, but His Love compelled me.
Think about how things would’ve been for you if there was no Christian TV, no preachers, no Christian radio, and no Word was being preached because of fear. It would be dark.
Now just as the Lord has blessed you through the many ministries that you’ve sat under, think about that one or many that the Lord has planned to be blessed under your ministry.
How would it be if their world was without what the Lord wanted to give them because of your fears?
Writing a book may be your ministry. Starting a corporation may be your ministry. Running a 4-minute mile may be your ministry. And regardless of what you feel in your heart you’ve been called by God to do, it is the God kind of love that will see you through to its completion and fulfillment.
I know, it’s yoke-breaking.
You have to shine your light so that men may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matt 5:16)
I know it’s difficult, but paying the price is worth it.
We’re talking about the salvation of souls here- the many who would be saved through your testimony as well as by the testimonies of those who heard your testimony of the Lord’s goodness, power, and love in your life.
You’re going to break off and cast out this fear by perfect love- you outpouring God’s Love to others. And you do this by not giving up. You do this by fulfilling your God-given destiny in Christ in the face of all the obstacles.
“Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
Love Never Fails
Just as the Father has sent Me so have I sent you. (John17)
Can you think about Love and how God’s love never fails?
I was in a really bad place in my life in 2007. Often people don’t talk about their problems, but I understand the power of a testimony spoken under the Anointing.
So the difficult place.
It was a rough season in winter, and I didn’t have any money. I didn’t have any money to pay my rent. And I tell you, I was hanging on to God’s promises like no time before. I was so desperate. There was no way that I could get out of this problem if God didn’t intervene on my behalf. My parents had done everything they could.
I was going to be thrown out the following day. My rent payments were overdue, and I was going to be evicted. Walking down on the snow-covered pavement, I thought about my dire circumstances. The police were going to come in the following day and throw me out of the apartment! I could hardly keep myself together.
I was distraught.
Listen, I cried, and I cried.
There I was in a foreign country, no money to get another apartment, away at school, and no family, and I was about to be evicted from my apartment.
But can I tell you something? God’s love never fails. When you think that you’re down and out you have God’s love, and His Love endures forever.
After coming to grips that there was nothing else I could do and that the Lord would sustain me and be my helper, I went to sleep that night. But I was so stressed.
The next morning when I woke up, I was pleased to find out that the Lord had answered my prayer. That day the clerks at the rental’s front desk told me (if I recall correctly) that evictions had been postponed because of the weather. A gigantic snow storm came that night while I slept!
I know that you can imagine how I felt. I praised and I praised and I praised God for showing up and being who He is -Faithful.
When it rains, it pours.
Have you ever heard that cliché?
Well, I’ve come to tell you that you’ve got to start seeing that differently. For what I discovered is that when God blessings come down, they pour so that not only would you be blessed, but you’d be blessed to be a blessing in Jesus’ Name.
Here’s the Take-Away from this display of God’s love towards me.
Just as God was faithful to me in my dire situation, God wants you to be faithful to Him by doing the good works that He’s been directing you to do in His Name.
There’s someone or a group of people assigned to you that the Lord wants to use you to pour into and build up. And so He reveals to you His faithfulness so that you can be faithful in and through Him.
Likewise, He reveals His Love to you so that you can pour out His love as you fulfill your God-given destiny in Christ.
Love never ends so you must never end in your pursuit of serving. Love never fails so you must not fail in your pursuit of serving others in His Name.
Let’s put this another way. There’s someone that the devil wants to serve eviction on- someone who’s on the brink of tears, giving up hope, and settling for whatever the devil throws at them. But Jesus is empowering you to step in and say, “NO! Jesus is the answer, my brother/sister. The devil comes only to kill, steal and destroy. But The Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour, came that you may have life and life abundantly. Let me help you on His behalf now!”
Perfect Love casts out All Fear.
“12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.(1John 4:12)”
What a powerful passage of scripture. Praise God.
The Lord never ceases to amaze me. Scriptures like these really help me to stand in awe of the love of God. Scriptures like these also help me to see my role in co-laboring with Him and in Him to see His glorious plan unfold in the earth.
Verses on Love on Display: The Good Samaritan Story
I’m reminded of the Lord Jesus when he was explaining to His disciples the parable of the good Samaritan.
I know that you’re well familiar with the parable of the good Samaritan. So now let me ask you, in what way are you like that good Samaritan?
Who has the Lord given you to reach?
Who has the Lord given you wine and ointment for?
And who has He given you the financial means or ability to bless?
We're Depending on You: Let The Bible Verses on Love Motivate You
What are you waiting on when there’s someone that needs your help? What are you waiting on when there is someone that needs to see your light shine? What are you waiting on when there is someone who needs to see Jesus Christ in you- to see how you love; laying down your life each and every day to serve the Lord?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.(Matthew 6:31-34)”
Don’t worry about all the ins and outs. Just pour out the love of God as you fulfill your God-given destiny in Christ. God knows the strength that you need. He knows the things that concern you. You just need to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (being in right standing and relationship with God) and all these things will be given to you as well.
Simply do what He’s asked you to do at the time that He asks you to do it.
This means that you won’t procrastinate when you’re supposed to be completing your first book.
This means that you’ll go and lay hands on the sick and see them recover.
This means that you start recording tracks for your new CD “Behold the Glory of God” when the Lord tells you to.
This means that you’ll start your first construction company when He tells you to.
He knows the desires of your heart, and He will give them to you as you delight in Him. God will do what He has promised to do!
But, like love, you must not fail. You must bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things. Your service must never end.
As you abide in the Lord Jesus Christ as He abides you in you, His joy will be in you, and your joy will be made complete. God’s got you. So go and shine your light so that men may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Shine your light.
Another Powerful Verse on Love
The Word of God says...
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.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.19 We love him, because he first loved us.20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. (1 John13-21)
As I close this portion of the bonus, I want you to pay close attention to 1John4:18 because it is here that we have highlighted the solution to overcoming and casting out fear from our lives- Love.
Here it says: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” This speaks of our abiding in the Lord. This speaks about us keeping His commandments.
What is His commandment? He says: And this is my commandment that you love one another even as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this- than a man lay down his life for his friend.
God has given you the solution to your fears, and that’s to abide in Him as He abides in you; laying down your life in love for your friends.
The love solution to your problems is wrapped up in you pursuing your destiny in Christ- daily laying down your life for your friends as the Lord leads you!
The Body of Christ needs you to be built up in love until we come to the perfect and full measure of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4)
That’s why I’ll say it again, “Let your light shine so that men may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Go Forward in Jesus’ Name.
The reason why you’ve been going through so much warfare with regards to overcoming fear and stepping out in Faith is that the devil knows that you carry a message in you that will destroy his plans.
This message is not only in the words that you speak. It’s also in the things that you do!
And that’s why Jesus came- that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Now you, sent by the Lord Jesus Christ, as you fulfill your God-given destiny in Christ, will shine your light so others can see that Christ overcame the world, death, hell, and the grave and that you are living a life of victory, success and abundance in Him.
When you overcome fear and live in love, you'll show the world that it’s only because He lives that you live.