As a human, we are guaranteed to do ONE thing during our lives no matter what: we will love. Love is a timeless emotion that can be exciting, deep, passionate and even unwaveringly loyal. But there are also bad things about love: it can cause wars, pain, suffering turmoil.
That’s why, as Christians, we should learn about God’s eternal Love. If we do, then we can do our best to TRULY love people during our lives. Our love can be selfless, instead of selfish. The best place to learn about God’s Love for us is the Bible.
In the Bible, we see that God loved us so much that He gave up his only Son for our sins and us. If it weren’t for this eternal, unconditional act of love, we wouldn’t be saved. Praise God and read the Bible verses below to get a better, more fuller understanding of love!
# 20 – Psalms 42:11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou lovedoll kaitori disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
The most important message contained in this verse is this: we should not be in despair. Psalms 42:11 tells us that we have no reason to be in despair or cast down. We, people who love and worship God, are saved. We praise Him because He loves us and he gave up His only Son for us. We should rejoice in His love!
Therefore there is no reason for us to be sad! Any time you experience sadness or depression in your life, all you need to do is remind of yourself of God’s undying love for you.
# 19 – Proverbs 5:19
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
When reading this verse in Proverbs, you must take a step back to truly understand the big picture. It teaches us about being satisfied with our chosen partner in life. We should be satisfied with by the love of this person, as an infant is kept satisfied by its mother’s milk. If the wife loves the husband and the husband the wife, then it is a recipe for happiness.
So remember, when you choose your partner, you should be satisfied both mentally and physically. This should be a person that you respect loves you back. If it is, then you will always be happy in his or her love.
# 18 – Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Sin, strife and negativity are borne out of hatred – this is always the case! But, as this verse in Proverbs tell us, LOVE “covers” of these sins. Love, goodness and happiness will always conquer hatred, evil and sin. That is why every one of us should fill our lives with as much goodness as we can.
Love will heal us, so we should look to God’s love whenever we are in need of healing, support and guidance.
# 17 – Proverbs 13:24
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
If you love your children, you should always endeavor to teach them, even if this means punishing them from time to time. You would be doing them a disservice if you “spared the rod” and didn’t punish them when they did wrong. If you love your family – teach them what is right and good in whatever way you can.
As a parent, it can be hard to scold a child that you love so very much (more than yourself, even). But you must be strong! Teach the child what is good and what is bad – even if sometimes that requires chastisement. They will be better for it.
# 16 – Proverbs 17:17
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
This verse from Proverbs is a little confusing – both a friend and a brother should know love. However, it is a friend’s nature to show love at all times. A brother’s love is different from a friend’s, however. Even though he should love at all times, he should always strive to fight for and protect his brother, even though he may face adversity while doing so.
Therefore, a brother’s love is MORE powerful… even though he might have to endure strife and hardships to protect his kin.
# 15 – Song of Solomon 1:2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
The Song of Solomon is full of colorful, passionate language about love.This verse is a simple celebration of love at its most basic expression – the kiss! The kiss can unite lovers, families and friends. It is universally understood as an expression of love. Love between two people can be more exquisite and enjoyable than all other earthly pleasures!
# 14 – Song of Solomon 4:10
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
This is yet another verse in the Book of Solomon that celebrates the simple beauty and joy of love. Although there are many different kinds of love, they all share a similar core that brings us joy. How lucky are those who are able to love God, family and friends!
Love is compared to many pleasing things throughout history: a wine, a flower, a sound or a smell. And even though we can get wrapped up in the poetry of love, we must never forget what a serious, passionate emotion it can be.