Love is the heart of our faith. Sometimes, distracted by comparisons, temptations to judge others and ourselves, we lose sight of what is important. Here are a few key passages to refocus our attention upon what is essential in our walk with God.
“Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.” Proverbs 10:12
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“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
“But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love…” Nehemiah 9:17
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8