A Bit o'Inspiration
LOVE from the Scriptures
February is Valentine’s Day, the month of love.
Love is spoken in the Bible perhaps more than any other emotion.
The Greatest Commandment is “love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind” Matthew 22:37. And the second commandment is from Matthew 22:39 “love your neighbor as yourself”.
Love is defined, whether God for his creation or man towards others, as wanting good to come to another person; being concerned and willing to work for another person’s benefit. John, one of the twelve apostles, wrote many passages about love. And Paul also spoke often of love. Here are just a few:
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son”
John 13:34 ”A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another”
John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I love you. Now remain in my love”
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"
1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us”
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God”
1 John 4:16 “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love”
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear”