31 Scriptures On Love

31 Scriptures On Love
31 Scriptures On Love

31 Scriptures On Love is an article I put together to remind us how our general conduct with our loved ones, enemies, neighbors, and every person we come in contact with should be.

While working through these Scriptures I just realized anew how far I am from the finish line and how much I need the Lord.

While 31 Scriptures On God’s Love, is a post on God’s love for His children, this post is about how God expects us to love others.

1 Corinthians 13 is by far the most outstanding chapter on love in the Bible, and because I didn’t want to break the verses up, it’s not included in the 31 Scriptures On Love.

Below I quote the entire 1 Corinthians 13 to read in context before reading the other Scriptures on love. If you want to skip this and read the 31 Scriptures On Love you can do so here.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 

For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

May you clearly hear the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading through these beautiful Scriptures.

31 Scriptures On Love

1. Abound In Love 

 “And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you.”

1 Thessalonians 3:12

2. As Christ Loved The Church 

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.”

Ephesians 5:25-26

3. Be An Example 

 “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12

4. Bond Of Perfection

“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

Colossians 3:14

5. Brotherly Love 

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;  not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”

Romans 12:10-11

6. Cling To What Is Good 

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.”

Romans 12:9

7. Cover

Cover A Multitude Of Sins 

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” “

1 Peter 4:8

8. Direct Your Hearts Into God’s Love 

“Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 3:5

9. Do Everything In Love

“Let all that you do be done with love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

10. Find Life 

“He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.”

Proverbs 21:21

11. The First And Second Commandments 

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” “

Mark 12:30-31

12. Fruit Of The Spirit 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

13. God Is Love

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”

1 John 4:16

14. Know God 

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

1 John 4:8

15. Lay Down Life In Love 

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

John 15:13

16. Law Fulfilled

“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Romans 13:8

17. Love Covers Sins 

“Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins.”

Proverbs 10:12

18. Love Does No Harm 

“Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

Romans 13:10

19. Love One Another 

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

John 15:12

20. Love Perfected 

“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.”

1 John 4:12

21. Love Your Enemies 

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,  that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Matthew 5:44-45

22. No Fear In Love 

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

1 John 4:18

23. No Spirit Of Fear 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

24. Pure Hearts 

“‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.  You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:17-18

25. Pursue Love 

“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”

1 Timothy 6:11

26. Rooted And Grounded In Love 

 “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,  that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”

Ephesians 3:16-17

27. Seek Other’s Well-Being 

“Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.

1 Corinthians 10:24

28. Speak The Truth In Love 

“But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—”

Ephesians 4:15

29. True Love 

“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”

1 John 4:20

30. Walk Worthy Of The Calling

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,  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.”

Ephesians 4:1-3

31. Write Them On The Tablet Of The Heart

“Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.”

Proverbs 3:3-4

I pray that you were blessed by this article, and if not already doing so add some of these Scriptures to your prayers.

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Gerda van Breda Daughter of the King of kings! Wife to Jacques, Mother to Marisa, Anne-Marie & Izak, and my sons-in-law Jacques & Seth. Grandmother to my two adorable grandsons Leo & Liam. Also mother to my four furry four-legged children. Kingdom Blogger - Online Missionary & Disciple Maker - Creator & Designer of Prayer & Bible Study Resources - Write under the pseudonym Tabith Blogs. I'm passionate about the things of the Kingdom Of God and my family, I also have many hobbies of which crochet is my favorite as it relaxes me.

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