Love is defined as having an intense feeling of deep affection. Ways we show love ranges from giving a compliment to professing our love through our actions. But how do we show love when we are irritated or even dislike someone? Jesus is the only example that displays unconditional love. How can we love like Jesus? Here are 10 encouraging verses about Jesus’ love that we can follow to love each other better.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8 NIV
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
Psalms 143:8 NIV
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8 NIV
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
John 15:13 NIV
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Colossians 3:13 NIV
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10 NIV
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 NIV
And second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:39 NIV
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
We can love like Jesus by reading the Bible and following his example. We will never show love perfectly as Jesus did but we can progress toward loving each other better. Do something for someone not to hold it against them or even to gain something from them, but do it because that’s what Jesus would do for you.