The Bible has a lot to say about God and about humans. But it also contains deep wisdom and philosophical insights, for example about love. Read these 10 quotes to get a first glimpse, and take a moment to reflect on this godly wisdom and its meaning for your personal life.
1. Proverbs 3:3
“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.”
2. Proverbs 10:12
“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.”
3. Song of Solomon 8:4,6-7
“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
that you not stir up or awaken love
until it pleases.
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
the very flame of the Lord.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
all the wealth of his house,
he would be utterly despised.”
4. Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
5. Romans 12:9
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”
6. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
7. 1 Corinthians 13:13
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
8. Colossians 3:14
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
9. 1 John 4:8
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
10. 1 John 4:18-19
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.”
(All Bible quotes in this article are taken from the ESV translation)