Most of the time when we think of love, we think of how we feel towards one another. There’s no doubt that how we feel can dictate how we act towards others, but is that love? How does the Bible define it?
All throughout Scripture, we see that God is love and that through Jesus’ live, death, and resurrection, that He loved us by His actions.
At the end of the day, it’s what we do that communicates what we truly love.
Let’s look and see what the Bible has to say with Scripture on Love:
1 John 4:10 – In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Isaiah 62:5 – For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
Hosea 2:19-20 – And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.
Ephesians 2:4-5 – But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.
1 John 4:18-19 – 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. We love because He first loved us.
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.
Colossians 3:12-14 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Luke 6:35-36 – 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. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
1 Peter 4:8 – Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Corinthians 13:13 – So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Philippians 2:3-4 – Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.