I LOVE love because HE LOVED ME!
Many verses in the Bible celebrate love. You don’t have to be in a relationship with someone to find a reason to share an inspirational quote or to show that you care.
Don’t let being single make you feel lonely or not enough because you aren’t in a relationship.
In a relationship or not, you are loved and valued! Your worth is beyond measure.
It does not change based on your status.
Loving God and others is the most important commandment.
God’s love is unfailing, there is nothing we could do to make him stop loving us. Our self-worth is based on feeling loved and valued. Everyone wants to feel appreciated.
But sometimes we fall short trying to please others. Instead, we should love God first because He is love. He will give us better insight on how to love ourselves and others.
We’ve all had those moments when we love ourselves a little less because of what we’ve done, but God doesn’t have those moments. His love for us is unwavering and perfect.
Having God be the foundation of your self-worth keeps you from seeking validation from others who are hard to please.
Once you love God, you can love yourself. Loving Him is knowing and believing that you were created in his image for a divine purpose. If you’re wondering how you could do that try checking 1 Corinthians 13.
The verses in this chapter tell us what love is by giving us the characteristics, so ask yourself if you treat yourself with those qualities.
For example, for Corinthians 13:4 ask yourself “Am I patient with myself?” and “ Am I kind to myself?”.
We won’t be able to love others properly if we don’t love ourselves. The way we love ourselves is reflected in how we love others.
Don’t forget to love others! Loving others is so important, not just romantically either. We are called to love one another as we love ourselves.
Jesus was the perfect example of love. He sacrificed his life so that we could receive salvation through him.
I’m not saying go on the cross like Jesus, but I am saying that loving others does take sacrifice. Loving another person requires you to be selfless and compassionate. You have to invest time and resources into your relationships for them to flourish.
That is why we celebrate love. Love is unconditional. Love is more than a feeling. Love is the greatest quality. Love is both actions and words. Show your love through actions.
As you celebrate love, take time out to uncover what God says about love, and don’t forget to spread love to everyone.
Here are 15 of the best verses and inspirational quotes about love found in the Bible.
Bible verses about first love
“We love because he first loved us.”― 1 John 4:19
Bible verses about the character of love and how to recognize it
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 …” ― 1 Corinthians 13:4–8
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.”―1 John 3:18
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”― 1 Corinthians 13:13
Bible verse about love and how God cares for us
“Dear friends: let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”― 1 John 4:7-12
Bible verses on how love grows your spirit
“The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”― Galatians 5:22-23
Bible verses on how love makes you stronger
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?”― Ecclesiastes 4:9
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”― 1 John 4:16
Bible verses to encourage you to love
“Do everything in love.”― 1 Corinthians 16:14
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”― Colossians 3:14
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ― Mark 12:31
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”― John 15:12
Bible verses on the power of love
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”― 1 Peter 4:8
“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.” ― Proverbs 21:21
“And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”― Ephesians 5:2