Happy thursday, friends!
Ryan and I are leaving today for our anniversary trip – celebrating TWO YEARS WHAT. This trip has been something we’ve been wanting to do for awhile and I can’t believe it’s today! Follow along on Instagram for the shenanigans (@shestaylored).
As we’re beginning our study on love for the month there’s no better place to start than with scripture. I’ll be reading over these today and thinking on how to live out these verses in realistic and practical ways. Do this with me!
Here are 10 verses to kickstart our study of love:
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other[a] because he loved us first.” 1 John 4:18-19 (NLT)
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NLT)
” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ” Matthew 22:37 – 39 (NLT)
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8(NLT)
“But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15 (NLT)
” So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34 – 35 (NLT)
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)
“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4: 7 – 8 (NLT)
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7 – 8 (NLT)
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.” Luke 6:35 (NLT)