God is the Author of love! Everything emotion, feeling and impulse that prompts us to truly love others, comes from Him and is based on the principles found in His Word. Love is more than feelings, it is a decision grounded in Christ and guided by His Word. Click here to view this lesson.     Click here to watch a video about God's amazing love!

1) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:6

(God is full of love and kindness and His mercies are endless.)
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2) Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:18

(We are to love others and treat them as we would want them to treat us.)

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3) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5

(All He wants is all of you!)

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4) The LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee. Deuteronomy 23:5

(Even when others try to harm us, God will protect and shield us from danger.)

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5) What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. Psalm 34:12-14

(Do you love God? Show it by loving others and doing good.)

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6) Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known
my name. Psalm 91:14

(God loves you and will deliver and help you when you are in trouble. Do you love Him?)

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7) For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:12

(God loves you too much to let you continue in sin. He allows problems in our lives to help us see our mistakes and change our direction.)

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8) The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3

(God’s love is forever!)

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9) I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: Hosea 14:4

(If you have wandered away from God, remember that He loves you and even now is calling you to come home!)

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10) 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. John 3:16

(God loves you!)

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11) This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12

(We must learn to love others first!)

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12) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

(Jesus died so that we can have eternal life. His love is without measure and beyond our ability to comprehend!)

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13) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

(Praise God, He loved us even before we knew we needed Him.)

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14) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

(We can only imagine the wonderful things God has prepared for those who truly love Him.)

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15) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: 1 John 3:1

(Words fail to describe what this truly means, but it makes your heart overflow with praise for His boundless love andgoodness.)

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16) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: 1 John 4:18

(If His love is in your heart, all worry and fear will vanish away.)

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17) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: 1 John 4:20

(Don’t deceive yourself. You can’t be a Christian and think, act, or speak evil of others. Yes, even gossiping is hating your brother.)

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18) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Revelation 3:19

(Do you hear God calling you? Have you given Him your heart today?)

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Additional References (KJV)
Deuteronomy 7:7; Psalm 4:2, 18:1, 37:28, 52:4, 116:1, 146:8; Proverbs 9:8, 10:12. 12:1, 18:21; Ecclesiastes 3:8; Song of Solomon 8:6-7; Matthew 5:43-44,46; Luke 6:27; John 12:25,43

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Author: Steve Nelson—Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.