Bible verses about God’s love for us

Let’s search through 150 inspirational Scriptures on God’s Love! Let’s find out what the Bible really says about the most powerful love in the universe.

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Love is the focus of countless stories. The greatest story of all time is God’s overwhelming, unrelenting, astonishing love for His people. Understanding God’s love is staggering – when we begin to comprehend His love that surpasses knowledge, we begin to be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:19)

Many of us have a hard time understanding the love of God. I personally have struggled with understanding His great love for me. I used to live like His love was dependent on my performance on my walk of faith, which is idolatry. My mindset was, “I have to do something to make God love me more.”


God is not mad at you. Whenever you think that you have done something to separate yourself from God’s love or it’s too late to get right with God or you need to be more to be loved of God, remember that nothing can separate God’s love for you. Always remember that God’s love never ends.

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or trouble, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? . . . But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35, 37-39)

Being sons and daughters of God involves suffering with Christ. (Romans 8:17) We inevitably encounter the forces of darkness. Sometimes this can be spiritual forces of evil that bring sickness or death or calamity. And sometimes it can be people, operating under the influence of demonic spirits, that will persecute those who are Christ-followers. We have seen believers persecuted for their faith around the world, and now we are beginning to experience it in our own country.

When experiencing suffering, we must remember that God has not stopped loving us or has abandoned us. That is precisely what Satan want us to think, and we must resist such lies of the enemy. No evil in the world can separate us from God’s love. In fact, “we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” We overwhelmingly conquer when we live with the confidence that God loves us, no matter our circumstances, and He never leaves nor forsakes us. When suffering comes, we aren’t devastated, we aren’t frustrated or confused or diminished.

When we pass through seasons of suffering, Christ is our companion. Nothing – no person, no circumstance, no demonic force – can separate us from God’s love. God’s love is sovereignly triumphant over anything that might attempt to derail us.

11. Psalm 136:2-3 “Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.”

104. Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

105. 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love will never end. But all those gifts will come to an end—even the gift of prophecy, the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages, and the gift of knowledge.”

106. Psalm 36:7 “How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.”

107. Psalm 109:26 “Help me, LORD my God; save me according to your unfailing love.”

108. Romans 8:38-39 “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The love of God compels us to do His will.

It is the love of God that drives me to keep fighting and obeying Him. It is the love of God that allows me to discipline myself and it gives me a desire to keep pushing when struggling with sin. The love of God transforms us.

109. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

110. Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

111. Ephesians 2:2-5 “in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you are saved!”

112. John 14:23 “Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.”

113. John 15:10 “If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.”

114. 1 John 5:3-4 “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

It was the love of God that drove Jesus when everyone was yelling, “crucify Him.”

It was the love of God that drove Jesus to keep going in humiliation and pain. With every step and with every drop of blood the love of God drove Jesus to do the will of His Father.

115. John 19:1-3 “Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged severely. The soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe. They came up to him again and again and said, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him repeatedly in the face.”

116. Matthew 3:17 “And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

117. Mark 9:7 “Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him!”

118. John 5:20 “The Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. And to your amazement, He will show Him even greater works than these.”

119. John 3:35 “The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”

120. John 13:3 “Jesus knew that the Father had delivered all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was returning to God.”

Sharing God’s love with others

We are told to share the love of God with others. God wants us to share His love with others through ministering to their spiritual and physical needs. “Beloved, let’s love one another; for love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)

Jesus’ final command was, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Jesus wants us to share His good news of salvation with others, so that they too may experience His love.

We need to be intentional about fulfilling this command. We should be praying for and sharing our faith with our family, our neighbors, our friends, and our colleagues. We should be praying for, giving to, and engaging in the work of missions around the world – especially concentrating on those parts of the world where only a tiny percentage even know who Jesus Christ is, much less believe in Him. Everyone deserves to hear the message of God’s great love at least once in their lifetime.

When Jesus walked the earth, He also ministered to the physical needs of people. He fed the hungry. He healed the sick and disabled. When we minister to people’s physical needs, we are sharing His love. Proverbs 19:17 says, “One who is gracious to a poor person lends to the LORD.” The early Christians were even selling their own property so they could share with those in need. (Acts 2:45) There was not a needy person among them. (Acts 4:34) Likewise, Jesus wants us to share His love with others by meeting their physical needs. “But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” (1 John 3:17)

121. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 “so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”

122. Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

123. 1 Peter 3:15 “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.”

124. Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

125. Matthew 5:16 “In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.”

126. Mark 16:15 “And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”

127. 2 Timothy 4:2 “Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.”

128. 1 John 3:18-19 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him.”

God’s discipline proves His love for us

God doesn’t overlook our sin simply because He loves us. In fact, like any good parent, He disciplines us when we sin, and He disciplines us when He wants to perfect His love in us. This is part of God’s love for us – “for whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.” (Hebrews 12:6) He wants the best for us and from us.

If parents have no concern for the moral character of their children, they are not loving their children. They are being cruel, not kind, for allowing them to grow up with no moral compass, with no self-discipline or compassion for others. Parents who love their children discipline them, so they develop into productive and loving people of integrity. Discipline involves lovingly correcting, training, and educating, along with consequences for disobedience.

God disciplines us because He loves us, and He wants us to love Him and love others more than we do now. The two greatest commands are:

to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength,to love others as we love ourselves. (Mark 12:30-31)

Loving God and loving others is what God is disciplining us to do.

Going through suffering does not necessarily mean that God is disciplining us. Jesus was perfect, and He suffered. We can expect suffering as believers. It’s part of living in a fallen world and being assailed by spiritual forces of evil. Sometimes our own poor choices bring suffering down upon us. So, if you’re experiencing suffering, don’t jump to the conclusion that there must be some sin that God wants to root out of your life.

God’s discipline doesn’t always involve punishment. When we discipline our children, it isn’t always spankings and time out. It first involves teaching them the correct way, modeling it before them, reminding them when they’re straying, warning them of consequences. This is preventive discipline, and this is how God wants to work in our lives; that’s how He prefers to discipline.

Sometimes we are stubborn and resist God’s preventative discipline, so then we get God’s corrective discipline (punishment). Paul told the Corinthians that some of them were sick and dying because of taking communion in an unworthy way. (1 Corinthians 11:27-30)

So, if you feel that you may be experiencing God’s corrective discipline, you want to pray David’s prayer, “Search me, God, and know my heart; put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139:23-24) If God brings a sin to your mind, confess it, repent (stop doing it), and receive His forgiveness. But realize that suffering isn’t always because God is disciplining you.

129. Hebrews 12:6 “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

130. Proverbs 3:12 “because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”

131. Proverbs 13:24 “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”

132. Revelation 3:19 “Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.”

133. Deuteronomy 8:5 “So know in your heart that just as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.”

Experiencing God’s love Bible verses

Paul prayed an amazing intercessory prayer that tells us how to experience God’s love:

“I bend my knees before the Father, . . . that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend . . . what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19)

The first step in experiencing God’s love is being strengthened with power through His Spirit in our inner self. This Holy Spirit empowerment happens when we spend quality time reading, meditating on, and following His Word, when we spend quality time in prayer and praise, and when we join other believers for mutual encouragement, worship, and receiving the teaching of God’s Word.

The next step in experiencing God’s love is for Christ to dwell in our hearts through faith. Now, many people refer to receiving Christ as Savior as “asking Christ into your heart.” But Paul is praying for Christians here, within whom the Spirit of God is already dwelling. He means an experiential dwelling – Christ feels at home in our hearts when we yield to Him, allowing Him to control our spirits, our emotions, our will.

Step three is being rooted and grounded in love. Does this mean God’s love for us, or our love for Him, or our love for others? Yes. All three. The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5) This enables us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love others as we love ourselves. We are rooted in love when we do that – when we don’t allow distractions to subdue our love for God, and when we love others as Christ loves us.

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When these three things happen, we experience the immeasurable, incomprehensible love of God. God’s love surpasses our limited human knowledge, and yet we can know His love. A divine paradox!When we live in the experience of God’s love, we are “filled to all the fulness of God.” We can’t be filled to all the fulness of God and also full of ourselves. We need to empty ourselves – of self-dependence, selfishness, self-dominance. When we are filled to all the fulness of God, we are amply supplied, we are complete, we have the abundance of life that Jesus came to give.

God’s love causes us to remain calm, stand strong, and never give up. However, there is so much more of God’s love that we are yet to experience. One of the most beautiful things to me is that, God wants us to to experience Him. He wants us to desire Him. He wants us to pray for more of Him and He desires to give Himself to us.

I encourage you to pray to experience the love of God in a deeper way. Keep on getting alone with Him and seek His face. Don’t give up in prayer! Say, “Lord I want to know You and experience You.”

134. 1 Corinthians 13:7“Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.”

135. Jude 1:21 “keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”

136. Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

137. 1 Peter 5:6-7 “And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.”

138. Psalm 23:1-4 “A Psalm of David. 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

139. Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

140. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or in dread of them, for the Lord your God is the One who is going with you. He will not desert you or abandon you.”

141. Psalm 10:17-18 “You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.”

142. Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

143. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but one of power, love, and self-discipline.”

144. Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”