Hello, thank you for doing your devotions! Today we’re going to read about loving others and how important it is. “We should love others as we love ourselves.” I know in my life how difficult it is to be loving and kind to someone who has hurt you or made you upset or even someone who doesn’t have name brand clothing or maybe are an outcast we must love them as well. We should love like Christ. We need to be soft-hearted. Read these verses and choose a few, then explain, and apply those verses to your life. Then go remind someone to do their devotions!! Have a good week!!
John 13:34 ESV / 84 helpful votes
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.
1 John 4:19-21 ESV / 40 helpful votes
We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
James 2:14-17 ESV / 25 helpful votes
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
1 John 4:10-11 ESV / 24 helpful votes
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:7-21 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. …
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
John 3:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
1 John 4:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Luke 10:10-13 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 22:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Micah 6:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? …
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Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.