The very nature of God, and the
greatest of the Christian virtues. Attributes of love include patience, kindness,
protection, trusting, hoping, and persevering. Love is not envious, boastful, proud, rude,
self-seeking, easily angered, a recorder of wrongs or does it take delight in evil.
I John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are
my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all
thy mind. This is the first and the great commandment. And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am
persuaded, that neither death, not life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, not any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of
these is charity.
I John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in
us, and his love is perfected in us.
I John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love;
and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.