We hear about love most often around Valentine’s Day. Candy and flowers fill the store shelves, and bright red paper hearts hang from the windows of shops and businesses. February is even known as the month of love.
While showing our love for our friends and family is important, God’s love is often overlooked at this time of year. Yet, He gave us the perfect expression of love—He sent His Son, Jesus, to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
That sacrificial love shows us how we should, in turn, love one another—on Valentine’s Day and throughout the rest of the year. “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 1:19).
Sometimes, holidays like Valentine’s Day are difficult for those who have lost a loved one or haven’t found the one to share their lives with. We feel lonely or maybe forgotten. But God’s love can fill that void.
The Scriptures are full of declarations of God’s love for us. “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed” (Isaiah 54:10).
He is with us. His love and peace will not leave us. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
When we spend time and meditate on God’s word, His promises fill us with hope and gives us the strength to get through difficult times. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). And that strength empowers us to go out and share that love with others and give them the hope that we have found in Christ. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7).
That is a love that stays with us forever.
25 Scriptures from the Bible that Show God’s Love
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Psalm 36:7 – How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
1 John 4:9-10 – In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Isaiah 54:10 – “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Romans 5:8 – But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Jeremiah 31:3 – The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the trust. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Ephesians 2:4-6 – But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 86:15 – But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
John 15:13 — “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
Romans 8:37-39 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor ruler, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height not depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 John 4:7-8 – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 36:5 – Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Romans 5:5 – And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Psalm 136:26 – Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
1 John 4:16 – So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
1 John 4:19 – We love because he first loved us.
Psalm 109:26 – Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
1 John 3:1 – See what kind of love the Father has give 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.
1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Ephesians 3:17-19 – So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
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