Maybe the verses about Christian kind of love are the most famous Bible verses we have. The Christian message that we should love everyone; even our enemies, are well known even amongst non-believers. (Even if we do not always manage to live our lives that way.)
But the wonderful message of love is really the inner core of our faith! Jesus did show us an example of an out giving love that is so contrary to the selfish, “just think about me” messages that meet us everywhere today.
It is so important for us Christians to read the verses of love that we find in the Bible, and ask God to help us live that way! As Christians, we should not have any lower standard than Gods word. We should not be conformed to this world!
Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.
(Rom 12:2 GNB)
We should not even think that we could do this on our own! It is not in our human nature to love the ones who hurt us. The human nature wants revenge in some way. But Gods love is greater than that. Just notice, we are talking Gods love here. His very special “agape love” is a love that is an out giving love. A love with no “second agenda”, a love without hidden motives and thoughts of own gain, but just pure LOVE!
Many are those who tried to live this and failed big time. I am a very good testimony of that….sorry to say… I have heard about this love since my childhood, that God wants me to love everyone and I always thought they were great, but when life’s problem is knocking at your door, I found that they can be hard to follow.
In fact, without the word of God and His power, it is impossible to live it.
When people hurt you, maybe they have ripped you off of everything until you stand there without nothing….. that is the time when this love should rule our lives.
I just want to tell you: It takes the grace of God to do that! Believe me! I have been in situations where I myself wanted to show my anger towards people because of their actions, but instead, I had to fall on the face before God and ask Him to help me love them. And the word of God is the tool we have that takes us back on the right track.
Our great example of living our lives in love is, of course, Jesus Himself. Read the Gospels and see for yourself. He and no one else is the source of this kind of love. He showed love to those people who failed, who were hated by others and people who lived sinful lives. Jesus loved them all. Maybe the most exceptional of all, He forgave and loved those people that killed Him! You can’t find anything like this love anywhere else! His love is so great and our great mission is to fill the world with that kind of love!
Here are some of the most famous Bible verses on Christian love
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who treat you badly. If you do this, you will be children who are truly like your Father in heaven. He lets the sun rise for all people, whether they are good or bad. He sends rain to those who do right and to those who do wrong. If you love only those who love you, why should you get a reward for that? Even the tax collectors do that. And if you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than anyone else. Even the people who don’t know God are nice to their friends. What I am saying is that you must be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
(Mat 5:43-48 ERV)
AJesus replied, “The most important one is this: ‘Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ sacrifices to God.”
(Mar 12:29 ff GNB)
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke 6:27 (KJV)
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luke 6:32 (KJV)
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and
to the evil.
Luke 6:35 (KJV)
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34 (KJV)
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.
John 13:35 (KJV)
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
John 15:12 (KJV)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned
one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:9-10 (KJV)
Some more Bible verses about relationships
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:39 (KJV)
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Matthew 24:12 (KJV)
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:30-31 (KJV)
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.
Mark 12:33 (KJV)
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8 (KJV)
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:10 (KJV)
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
2 Corinthians 8:7 (KJV)
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13 (KJV)
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Galatians 5:14 (KJV)
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love
Ephesians 4:16 (KJV)
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:2 (KJV)
More Bible Quotes on Christian Love
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Philippians 1:9 (KJV).
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Philippians 2:2 (KJV)
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
1 Thessalonians 3:12 (KJV)
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 (KJV)
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Timothy 6:11 (KJV)
Some more Bible verses about relationships
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.
Hebrews 6:10 (KJV)
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Hebrews 10:24 (KJV)
Let brotherly love continue.
Hebrews 13:1 (KJV)
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
1 Peter 2:17 (KJV)
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
1 Peter 3:8 (KJV)
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1 John 3:11 (KJV)
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1 John 3:14 (KJV)
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? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18 (KJV)
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 3:23 (KJV)
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:7 (KJV)
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? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
1 John 4:20 -21(KJV)