Chapters In The Bible About Love
The Bible is a huge book. It contains 66 books, written by at least 40 authors over the course of 1,500 years—and that’s not even counting all the other writings that have been included in its margins and footnotes. The Bible covers a variety of topics, including history, law, prophecy, poetry, and drama. It also has plenty to say about love: how we show it and receive it. Below are some examples:
1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour 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 and always perseveres.
1 Peter 4
1 Peter 4:
The Bible is full of stories about love, but one of the most famous is in 1 Peter 4. This chapter is often called “Love Your Enemies” because it says that you should love your enemies and do good to those who hurt you. To explain why we should love our enemies, Peter compares them to wild animals and says they will be punished by God if they don’t stop doing bad things.
1 John 3:16
The Bible is a collection of many different books, written over thousands of years by many different authors. The Bible contains some records of events that happened as far back as 4000 BC. Some parts were written in Hebrew, some parts were translated into Greek and Latin and some parts have been translated into English.
Each book has its own author, who wrote it for a specific reason at a particular time in history. Many books tell stories about people’s lives or give advice or explanation on how to live life well or what happens after death if you believe there is life after death (or not). You may find it helpful to read the introduction at the beginning of each book before reading them because they often contain information about why it was written in the first place and who wrote it.
1 John 4
1 John 4:7-19
“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [expiation] for our sins [that means taking away our sins]. Beloved if God so loved us we ought also to love one another. No man has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us because He has given us of His Spirit.”
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 13 Fathers, do not embitter your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 14Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect and fear—not only to those who are good and gentle but also to those who are unreasonable. 15Then nothing will be unprofitable for you; instead, you will have a share in their kind of life (1 Corinthians 15:58). 16Do what is honorable before all people; that is proper for you (Titus 2:7). 17Whatever you do, work at it with enthusiasm as if you were working for the Lord rather than for men (Colossians 3:23-24).
In the second chapter of his book Ephesians, Paul writes about the relationship between God and people. He begins with a story about how God created Adam and Eve in his image. He tells us that Adam and Eve had everything they needed because God loved them very much, but then Satan took advantage of their weakness and caused them to sin against God. Because of this sin, we lost our relationship with God because he was angry with us for what we had done. In order for us to be restored into a relationship with Him again, Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins so that we could be forgiven and have forgiveness given back to us by God through His sacrifice at Calvary (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
When you look at these two chapters together you will see how important love is in regards to human relationships as well as your relationship with God!
This passage is a continuation of the verses before it, but it also stands on its own. It starts with “Husbands, love your wives” and goes on to say that husbands should be considerate of their wives, not harsh or rude; that they should not be demanding but instead gentle and kind; that they should love their wives as they love themselves. The same thing is true for the wife’s part in this relationship: she should respect her husband, submitting herself to him because he is the head of the household. She should treat him as she would want him to treat her if they were reversed roles.
Galatians 5:13-14 (NIV) states, “For you were called to live in freedom—but not that kind of freedom! Rather, Jesus Christ has set us free from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. So then, brothers and sisters, we are no longer slaves to sin.”
This passage tells us that we have been set free from sin by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly teaches that we do not need to continue living under the bondage of sin because Jesus has already done all the work necessary for our salvation (Romans 6:23).
- Remember to love one another.
- Don’t forget to encourage each other.
- And above all, don’t be afraid to give the glory to God.
John 3:16 is a Bible verse that reads: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The verse is such a popular quote, it has been tattooed on many people’s bodies and has been used for music lyrics. This quote speaks about how much God loves us humans.
In John 13, the apostle John tells of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. In this act of love Jesus shows us that we must serve others even if it is inconvenient or uncomfortable for us. He then offers to wash their feet as well, but Peter objects and says he does not need it done. Jesus replies that if Peter will not allow Jesus to wash his feet then Peter should not be allowed to eat with him either (John 13:8).
- John 15:9: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
- John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
- John 15:17-18: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”
- Don’t take the name of the Lord in vain.
This is one of the most well-known commandments, and it’s pretty easy to remember. You can’t just say “Oh my gosh!” or use other non-profane words that also use God’s name (like “Geez,” “Oh my God,” or even “Jesus Christ”). If you want to swear, go ahead and do so—just don’t do it when you’re talking about or to someone who believes in God! These words can be really offensive if they’re being used by someone who isn’t religious, so be careful about how you speak them around others.
Psalm 8:1-9 is a psalm of praise to God for creation. It has been considered one of the greatest psalms ever written and one that gives us insight into how God created man, woman and all living things on earth. In this passage we learn how much God loves us as evidenced by His creation of us, our bodies, our minds and everything in existence. We are reminded that we are fearfully and wonderfully made when we look at Psalm 8:1-9!
The Bible has a lot to say about love.
There are many more Bible verses about love than we could list here, and even if we tried to do so, it would be impossible to include all of them. We hope that this article has given you some insight into how the Bible views love—and why that matters so much for Christians today.