God is not merely a loving God--God is love, and is the author of love. Bible verses on love are, therefore, a strong foundation for learning about love. Everything humans know of love, we have learned from God.
The Bible is full of references to love and to God's loving character. It gives us guidelines for loving one another. If we followed them, we would be living in a world built of love.
Please bookmark this page, and return here whenever you are feeling a lack of love in your life. Or mark these Bible verses on love in your own copy of the Bible. Read them again and again, until you can actually feel God's love for you.
God's Love for Us
God is love! Don't get sucked in by anyone who pounds you over the head with descriptions of an angry and wrathful God who wants to beat you to death and send you to hell. While God does get angry with sin, this is because sin separates people from the love of God. The truth can be found in these Bible verses on the love of God for us, and elsewhere in Scripture, if you read it prayerfully with a desire to know the truth about God's love.
1 John 4:16 We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
1 John 4:8 He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Psalm 145:8 Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
Psalm 103:8 Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.
Jeremiah 31:3 Yahweh appeared of old to me, [saying], Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.
1 John 4:9 By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
John 14:21 One who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him."
Ephesians 3:19 and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Romans 5:8 But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
Psalm 62:12 Also to you, Lord, belongs loving kindness, for you reward every man according to his work.
Exodus 34:6 Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, "Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,