It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Love is a word that is often used but usually misunderstood. Do you really know what love is? What does love look like? How does it act? Love deeper than ever with these Biblical traits of true love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
God places a premium on love.
True love is more than a feeling. It is a deep commitment to the good and well-being of another at your expense without thought of return. Model these Biblical traits to love as God loves.
Psalm 119:97 “O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.”
Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: But love covereth all sins.”
Song of Solomon 2:4 “He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.”
Song of Solomon 8:6 “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as the grave: The coals thereof are coals of fire, Which hath a most vehement flame.”
Jeremiah 31:3 “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 11:36 “Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!”
John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
John 14:21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
2 John 6 “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”
John 15:9 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”
John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 19:26 “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!”
Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
Romans 13:10 “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
2 Corinthians 2:8 “Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.”
2 Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:”
Philippians 2:1 “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,”
1 Thessalonians 1:3 “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”
Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”
1 John 3:17 “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
1 John 4:17 “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
This is how God loves us and how He teaches us to love others. Pray daily that God’s love will flow through you to the world around you.