What the world needs now is love. That refrain from a song from my childhood seems to be resonating in my spirit a lot these days. Between that thought and the fact that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share a few scriptures about love.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
1 John 4:20
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.