I know that the tradition is to write 100 things about ourselves for our 100th post. Now, I KNOW none of ya'll (thats my nod to the South, since I am from Oregon!) really want to read 100 things about me, so since I am feeling compelled by God to challenge myself to spend more time in HIS word and become what He called me to be again, I am going to try and list 100 Scriptures that have to do with LOVE. His love for us, and His call on our lives to LOVE one another!! Lets see how far I can get....
Starting with my favorite, that goes back, and how sad is this, to a song in Sunday school that I think originated from a Psalty (how many of you remember Psalty?) CASSETTE tape...
1. 1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us Love one another, for Love is of God, and anyone who Loves is born of God, and knows God.
2. 1 John 4:8
He who Loves not, knows not God, for God is LOVE.
3. John 3:16
For God so Loved the World, that He gave His Only Son, that whoever believed in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life!
4. Romans 13:10
Love does no wrong to ones neighbor, Therefore Love meets all the requirements and is the fullfilling of the law.
5. Hebrews 13:1
Let Love for your fellow believers be a fixed practice with you, never let it fail.
6. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in Love for one another, and for ALL people, just as we do for you.
7. Matthew 5:44
But I tell you Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
8. Luke 6:32
If you merely Love those who Love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the very sinners Love those who Love them.
9. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Let everything you do be done in Love.
10. Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up contentions,but Love covers all trangressions.
11. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into the Love of God, and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ and in waiting for His return.
12. 1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God loved us so, we also ought to Love one another.
13. I Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of Men and Angels, but have not Love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
14. 1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophesy, and can fathom all mysteries,and all knowledge, and have a faith that can move mountains, but have not Love, I am nothing.
15. 1 Corinthians 13:3
If I give all I possess to the poor, and my body to the flames, but have not Love, I am nothing.
16. 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
17. 1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth.
18. 1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues: they shall be stilled; where there is knowledge, it shall pass away.
19. 1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Love. But the GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.
20. John 13:34
A new Command I give you, Love one another. As I have Loved you, so you must love one another.
21. John 13:35
By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you Love one another.
22. Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly Love, honor one another above yourselves.
23. Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to Love one another, for he who Loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.
24. Galatians 5:13
You my brothers, were called to be free, but do not use your freedom to indulge your sinful nature; rather, serve one another in Love.
25. Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in Love.
26. Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward Love and good deeds.
27. 1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth, so that you have sincere Love for your brothers, Love one another deeply, from the heart.
28. 1 Peter 3:8
Finally all of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, Love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
29. 1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of Love, Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
30. 1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning, we should Love one another.
31. 1 John 3:23
And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to Love one another, as he has commanded us.
32. 1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we Love one another, God lives in us and His Love is made complete in us.
33. 2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have heard from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
34. Exodus 34:6
And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming,"The LORD, The LORD, the compassionate and gracious LORD, slow to anger, abounding in Love and faithfulness.
35. Leviticus 19:18
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but Love your neighbor as yourself. I am THE LORD.
36. Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.
37. Dueteronomy 30:16
For I command you to Love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws: then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
38. Joshua 23:11
So be very careful to Love the LORD your God.
39. 1 Chronicles 16:34
Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good, His Love endures forever.
40. Psalm 36:5
Your Love, Oh Lord, reaches to the Heavens, Your Faithfulness reaches to the sky.
41. Psalm 86:5
You are Forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in Love to all those who call to You!
42. Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:" I have Loved you with an Everlasting Love; I have drawn you with Loving kindness.
43. Matthew 10:37
Anyone who Loves his father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; anyone who Loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
44. Matthew 22:39
And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
45. Mark 12:33
To Love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength, and to Love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all your burnt offerings and sacrafices.
46. Luke 6:27
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
47. John 12:25
The man who Loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
48. John 14:15
If you Love me, you will obey what I command.
49. John 14:21
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who Loves me. He who Loves me will be Loved by my Father,and I too will Love him and show myself to him.
50. John 15:19
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
51. Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His Purpose.
52. Romans 8:35
Who shall seperate us from the Love of Christ? Shall trouble, or hardship or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger or sword.
53. Romans 8:39
neither height, or depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
54. 1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who Love Him.
55. 1 Corinthians 8:3
For the man who Loves God is known by God.
56. 2 Corinthians 5:14
For Christ's Love compels us, because we are convinced one died for all, and therefore all died.
57. Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ,and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who Loved me and gave himself for me.
58. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the spirit is Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
59. Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in Love
60. Ephesians 3:18
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long, and high and deep is the Love of Christ
61. Ephesians 3:19
and to know this Love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
62. Ephesians 5:2
and live a life of Love, just as Christ Loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrafice to God.
63. Colossians 3:14
And over all these virtues put on Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
64. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be self controlled, putting on faith and Love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
65. 1 Timothy 1:5
The goal of this command is Love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
66. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power of Love and of self discipline.
67. Philemon 1:7
Your Love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
68. 1 Peter 4:8
Above all, Love eachother deeply, because Love covers over a multitude of sin.
69. 1 John 2:5
But if anyone obeys His word, God's Love is truly made complete in him, this is how we know we are in Him.
70. 1 John 2:10
Whoever Loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.
71. 1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Love of the Father is not in Him.
72. 1 John 3:10
This is how we know who the Children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not Love his brother.
73. 1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we Love our brothers. Anyone who does not Love remains in death.
74. 1 John 3:16
This is how we know what Love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
75. 1 John 4:18
There is no fear in Love. But perfect Love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in Love.
76. 1 John 4:20
If anyone says "I Love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not Love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot Love God, whom he has not seen.
77. 1 John 4:21
and he has given us this command:" Whoever Loves God, must also Love his brother.
78. 1 John 5:2
This is how we know that we Love the children of God: by Loving God and carrying out His commands
79. 1 John 5:3
This is Love for God:to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.
80. 2 John 1:6
And this is Love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that we walk in Love.
81. Jude 1:2
Mercy, peace and Love be yours in abundance.
82. Jude 1:21
Keep yourself in Gods Love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
83. Revelations 3:19
To those whom I Love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
84. Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in Love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
85. Ephesians 4:16
from Him, the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,grows and builds itself up in Love, as each part does its work.
86. 1 Peter 3:10
For, "Whoever would Love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech."
87. Daniel 9:4
I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of Love with all who Love Him and obey His commands"
88. Lamentations 3:22
Because of the Lords Great Love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
89. Lamentations 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing Love.
90. 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 for you.
91. Isaiah 63:9
In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
92. Proverbs 16:6
Through Love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.
93. Proverbs 17:9
He who covers over an offense promotes Love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
94. Proverbs 17:17
A friend Loves at all times, and a brother is born into adversity.
95. Proverbs 21:21
He who pursues righteousness and Love, finds life, prosperity and honor.
96. Proverbs 22:11
He who Loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
97. Psalm 145:8
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in Love.
98. Psalm 145:20
The Lord watches over all who Love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.
99. Psalm 147:11
The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing Love.
100. Proverbs 3:12
because the Lord disciplines those He Loves, as a father the son he delights in.
There you have it! 100 verses about LOVE! And whats amazing, is that I had 697 verses that mentioned love in some context to choose from. I would say that Love is pretty important if it mentioned that many times, telling us to Love the Lord, and our neighbor, and our enemies as we love ourselves!!