We know that God loves us, but what does the Bible say about loving Him? Find out in these powerful Bible verses describing how we should love God.
Love is the cornerstone of Christianity. It is the bedrock upon which all other Christian doctrines stand.
Bible love is different than natural human love. True love is not a free-for-all with no limits or boundaries. True love is not a feeling that comes and goes beyond our control. Bible love is true love.
We can love like God once we know Him through salvation. Learn about God’s special agape love here.
God loves us. We should love Him. We should love one another.
Have you accepted God’s love for you through faith in His Son?
If you are saved, do you love God? Do you love Him as much as you should?
Loving God is more than a fuzzy feeling and kind words. It is a commitment to keep His commandments and it comes with amazing benefits.
Consider these verses. How can you love God more?
25 Bible Verses About Love For God
1 John 4:19
“We love him, because he first loved us.”
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
“Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”
“Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.”
“Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
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“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
“O love the Lord, all ye his saints: For the Lord preserveth the faithful, And plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.”
“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.”
“I love the Lord, because he hath heard My voice and my supplications.”
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. ”
“This is the first and great commandment.”
“And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
“But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
1 Corinthians 8:3
“But if any man love God, the same is known of him.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5
“And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”
“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.”
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”
1 John 2:5
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”
1 John 2:15
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
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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 4:10
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
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 4:20
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
1 John 5:3
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
“keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
We are thankful for God’s love for us! Without it, we could not go to Heaven. We wouldn’t have all the benefits of salvation.
Let’s strive to love God according to the Scriptures. He is worthy!
What verse about love for God has made the most impact in your life? Leave a comment below.