25+ Bible Verses on God is Love

What is God’s greatest expression of love for us?

The love of God is much different in scripture versus to how the world defines love by secular terms. As a human, to get love, love needs to be expressed and showed. As an expression of love, we tattoo the names of our loved ones and we never ashamed of others seeing it. John 3:16 clearly shows us what love means to God? “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.” For our sins and transgression, He gave His only begotten Son to the earth. It is not just about sending, and it’s about His Son has to go through excruciating pain and to become the symbol of Sin for us. Jesus could not think of eternity without us, so He gave up all the majesty and powers of heaven and humbled Himself to the will of God. This shows us what God’s definition of love in us is. Even though we where unworthy He showed his purest unconditional love for us.

1 John 4:8 says “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love”. In the beginning God created this earth and the living creatures with love. But when Sin entered into the world, it brings separation from God’s love to this world. To break the separation and to be in His love forever, God gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice.

John 10:17 (ESV) For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.

Romans 8:37-39 (ESV)  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  [38]  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  [39]  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 14:31 (ESV)  but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Hebrews 12:2 (ESV)  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:3 (ESV)  Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22 (ESV)  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  [22]  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

How do you show God’s love?

Jesus has died for our Sin, and He took our place in the cross at the Calvary. It was me who should be crucified. He loved us unconditionally, and He replaced us in the cross. That is the divine love of Jesus. Since Jesus died for us, does it mean everything over from our part? Don’t we need to show our love for God? How do you show your love back to Him? Above are few major questions that any sinner who are cleansed through the significant blood of Jesus Christ needs to answer. God expects us to love Him back by obeying the Word of God and aligning our life according to it. He expects us to trust Him and worship Him with our whole heart, mind and strength.

Matthew 22:36-40 (ESV)  “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  [37]  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  [38]  This is the great and first commandment.  [39]  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  [40]  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

John 15:12-13 (ESV)  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  [13]  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 Corinthians 9:19 (ESV)  For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

Galatians 5:22-25 (ESV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  [23]  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  [24]  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  [25]  If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Philippians 1:29-30 (NLT)  For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.  [30]  We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

How does God show His love in the Bible?

God is love; love is part of His essential nature. Love is who God is. All the prophets have forecasted that Christ would be born from the heir of David. He will die for all the sins of the world. Sending his only son to the earth was not an easy task for the Father God. We need to think of from a father’s point of view. The one who never sees the sins has to see his only begotten son in the form of Sin is so much pain to the Father. Think of how heinous our sins should have been which demanded such kind of sacrifice in our life. Someone asked me what is God’s greatest act of love? I showed him Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” And said this is the greatest love that a human could ever witness in his/her life. You might throw down a question Will God love me no matter what? Yes, He can love you no matter what spiritual conditions you might be. Whether you might be going through drug addiction, alcoholic, immorality or whatever you name it. The Love of God is never unreachable in your life to show His true love on you. His precious blood is mighty enough to cleanse our sins. Scripture says in Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” He can restore us by cleaning all our sins thoroughly.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT)  The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.  [2]  He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.  [3]  To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.

Matthew 5:7-9 (ESV)  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  [8]  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  [9]  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:43-48 (ESV)  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  [44]  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  [45]  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  [46]  For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  [47]  And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?  [48]  You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Mark 8:2-6 (ESV)  “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat.  [3]  And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away…” [6]  And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd.

What is the Power of Love?

Power of Love can change anybody. God, when he met Paul in the road of Damascus, changed him entirely from once he was persecuting the people of God. From a persecutor to an Apostle of God who was ready to be a martyr for God’s Love. That is the power of God’s Love in one’s life. Paul knew the sacrifice and power of God in his life and made a strong commitment in himself in 1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Knowing the power of God’s Love Paul said, what shall separate us from the love of God? He made a bold statement nothing could separate me from the love of God. This is the relation that God expects with everyone who is cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

By being cleansed by His blood, we are no able to walk in the power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us. God’s agape love is more than words or a feeling. It has the power to transform us, and transform those around us, as we partner with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:6-10 (ESV)  But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”  [7]  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.  [8]  And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.  [9]  And all the people saw him walking and praising God,  [10]  and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Acts 19:18-20 (ESV)  Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.  [19]  And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.  [20]  So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.

Luke 10:33-37 (ESV)  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.  [34]  He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.  [35]  And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  [36]  Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”  [37]  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

How do you show God love?

Peter was journeying with Jesus for more than three years, and he accompanied Jesus with His miracles, preaching and in His ministry. He was with Jesus among all the major events, and he was among the most trusted disciples. When Jesus was on the path of Golgotha and Jesus forecasted that Peter would deny Him three times before He gets crucified. Peter and disciples promised the day before the crucifixion that “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.” But Peter denied as Jesus forecasted before the rooster crowed. It would be an emotional suffering for someone who loved you so much. After the resurrection, Jesus made his appearance to Peter and asked thrice “Do you love me” Even though Peter denied publically that He never knows Jesus. Jesus love was unconditional to love him back to place his calling in Peter’s life. This is how God defined His love for us. Just think off what is stopping you from loving Jesus. God’s love—the love that God displayed when He offered his only Son”—was agape love. That sort of unconditional love is a promise from the giver to the receiver with a mental commitment to continue that love without regard to circumstances, feelings, or reciprocation. When reciprocated, agape love produces a bond that is almost impossible to break. This love demands something from us. How do you show your love to God? The love of God expects us to be holy, to obey his commands, to love each other, be patient, kind, humble, truthful, righteous and faithful. He expects us to submit ourselves to the Will of God. Even Jesus offered Himself for the will of Father to show his love. To show our love for God, we need to submit our self which shows our love for Him.

Acts 2:44-47 (ESV)  And all who believed were together and had all things in common.  [45]  And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.  [46]  And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,  [47]  praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

1 John 2:9-10 (ESV)  Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.  [10]  Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

1 John 2:15-17 (ESV)  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  [16]  For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.  [17]  And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 3:1 (ESV)  See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Ephesians 5:1-4 (ESV)  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  [2]  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  [3]  But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.  [4]  Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:18-21 (ESV)  And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,  [19]  addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,  [20]  giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,  [21]  submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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