10 Things You Should Know About Love

The word “love” has many meanings. There is romantic love, physical love, compassionate love, spiritual love, and even the kind of love you have for whatever is entertaining you at the moment.
But what is at the heart of this broadly defined human emotion? Where does it come from? In order to answer these questions, we need to go to the definitive source on love—Scripture.
Here are 10 of the most notable verses on love in the New Testament:

1. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16

2. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.— 1 John 4:8

3. 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. — 1 Corinthians 4-8a

4. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16

5. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13

6. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. — 1 John 4:7

7. Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” — Matthew 22:37-39

8. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. — John 13:35

9. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. — 1 Peter 4:8

10. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13



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