If you are in need of hope today, may these Bible verses about God’s unconditional love encourage your soul and gird you with strength. Nothing can comfort our hearts better than knowing we are loved and cherished by God. Even on our worst days, God’s unconditional love for us never changes. No amount of good works we perform will ever make us more worthy of God’s love. He lavishes us with his love thoroughly and completely.
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What is Unconditional Love?
The term “unconditional love” has been coined in many Christian circles today, and comes from the original Greek word agapaō, which is used at least 142 times in the New Testament. Agapaō means to love someone, to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, or to love dearly (source). This type of unconditional love is used in Scriptures such as,
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
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…Matthew 5:43-44
Agapaō is closely related to the Greek word agapē, which also means affection, good will, love, benevolence, and brotherly love (source). Examples of Bible verses with this Greek word are:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” John 15:9
No matter which form of the Greek word you use, one thing is certain: God is love. (1 John 4:8)
He is the very essence of love, and he pours himself out to us and fills us with his love. Because he has loved us, the Holy Spirit equips us to love others with the same unconditional love he has given to us.
28 Bible Verses About God’s Unconditional Love
Here are 28 Bible verses on God’s unconditional love that you can reflect on during the days when you need to be reminded that you are deeply loved.
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. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:4
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
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. 1 John 4:18
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ… Ephesians 3:16-18
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Songs 8:6
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
A Prayer of Thanks for God’s Unconditional Love
Lord, thank you that nothing in this life can separate us from your amazing love. When we experience the pain of heartache, suffering, rejection, and even death–help us to remember that you will never leave us. Help us to walk confidently in this life knowing that we are secure in your unfailing love. Amen.
You have loved us with an everlasting love, and you lavish it on us abundantly. You are our Father, and we are your children. Lord, thank you for your unending love. Direct our hearts into the abundance of your love, and give us strength and perseverance through the power of Christ.
Thank you that you have loved us with your eternal love. Give us the strength and supernatural ability through your Holy Spirit to love others around us. Teach us, Lord, to be humble and gentle. Help us to seek to meet the needs of others before we seek to have our own needs met, and teach us to be a servant to those around us.
Through the power of your love, give us the strength and patience to bear with one another in your perfect love. Amen.
Bible Verses on God’s Unconditional Love-Video
Watch this video that features seven of the Scriptures on love mentioned in the love Scripture Reading plan, and remember to bask in the love of God today!
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I hope these Bible verses on God’s unconditional love will uplift your soul and to remind you that God’s love for you never fails. Like a cascading waterfall that continues to flow, may the love of God wash over you. Focusing on God’s love for us also gives us the fortitude and strength to extend His love and truth to those around us!
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