Top 14 Bible Verses About Loving Others
What does the Bible say about Loving Others?
The Bible teaches us that we are to love one another unconditionally, even our enemies, as hard as it may seem. We have to learn to love as Jesus loved and through Him we can!
Jesus taught us that the greatest two commandments are to love the Lord and to love one another.
We love because He first loved us! Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins not because we deserved such an sacrifice, but because He was a living example of the greatest form of love.
Below are the top 14 Bible verses about loving others, enjoy!
Here are 5 Short Stories from Scripture about Loving Others.
Proof of Discipleship (John 13)
Jesus told His disciples prior to going to the cross exactly how people would recognize who His disciples are, saying, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34-35). To love others the way Jesus did means we love them sacrificially, and others will recognize that love and think, “They truly must be Jesus’ disciples.”
Love and Covering Sin (1 Peter 4)
The Apostle Peter had more enemies than friends because He was Jesus’ disciple, but his admonition is one that we should all take to heart, saying. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). He is not saying loving others takes our sins away, but our love will overlook the sins of others, because we too are not without sin.
Proof of Love (Genesis 22)
Isaac, the son of promise, was about to be sacrificed, or so Abraham thought. Why? Because God commanded him to “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you” (Genesis 22:2). I can’t even imagine how hard that must have been to sacrifice the son whom he loved so much, but that proved Abraham’s love for God.
Loving our Enemies (Luke 6)
In one of the most difficult commands given in the Bible, our Lord said, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Luke 6:27). It’s easy enough to love those who love us, but to love our enemies and do good to them, but that’s exactly what God did to us, and did so when we surely didn’t deserve it (Rom 5:6-10).
Loving our Neighbors as Ourselves (Matthew 19)
I don’t think we need to be taught to love ourselves…we provide for our own needs, comforts, and wants usually first, so with that in mind, Jesus tells you and He tells me to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:19). He didn’t define exactly who are neighbors are, but from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, it appears our neighbors are anyone we see in need, whether they’re believers or not.
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Love is one of the greatest witnesses for Christ and the love of God. He loved us even while we were ungodly, wicked sinners, who were His enemies (Rom 5:6-10), but God didn’t give us what we deserved (His righteous wrath) but what we needed (His mercy and grace)!
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