1 Corinthians 13:1-13-
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not
love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have
prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and
if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain
nothing. 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; ..So
now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of
these is love. .
have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and
hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you, 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.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do
not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only
your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even
the Gentiles do the same? ...
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.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such
things there is no law.
love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for
no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who
loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You
shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not
steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are
summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as
yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is
the fulfilling of the law.
shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or
sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all
the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 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 rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
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
John 14:15-If you
love me, you will keep my commandments.
1 John 4:11-Beloved,
if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
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.
1 John 4:20-If
anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot
love God whom he has not seen.