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Bible Verses About Love and Faith: Scriptures for Encouragement, Strength and Devotion

( [email protected] ) Oct 17, 2015 11:19 AM EDT
One of the most significant values that the Bible imbibes among Christians is faith. Without faith, the whole foundation of one's beliefs would be shaky at best. Faith is the glue that binds the believers of the Church as it provides every member of the community a common ground - that is, everyone believes on the teaching put forward by the Bible. Hand in hand with faith is love. Christians have been taught to never deny love to anyone who needs it, regardless if the person is a stranger, a friend or even an enemy. Given the sacrifices of the Lord for the rest of mankind, we must strive to keep our faith strong and our love tenacious.
"The Lord shall preserve you from all evil. The Lord preserve your soul. The Lord preserve your going out and your coming in, from this time forth for evermore." Psalms 120:8 Wikimedia Commons/Andrew A. Shenouda

One of the most significant values that the Bible imbibes among Christians is faith. Without faith, the whole foundation of one's beliefs would be shaky at best. Faith is the glue that binds the believers of the Church as it provides every member of the community a common ground - that is, everyone believes on the teaching put forward by the Bible. Hand in hand with faith is love. Christians have been taught to never deny love to anyone who needs it, regardless if the person is a stranger, a friend or even an enemy. Given the sacrifices of the Lord for the rest of mankind, we must strive to keep our faith strong and our love tenacious.

With the daily challenges everyone faces day after day, it is sometimes almost close to impossible to adhere to the teachings of the Church. As the world becomes an even more cruel and grueling place with every second that passes, holding on to our faith amid all the struggles could be very difficult. Moreover, seeing the atrocities men have brought into this generation and how these went as far as destroying lives, uttering the word love appear to be unbearable. However, we must remain steadfast in preaching and living these teachings. Here are Bible verses about faith and love to inspire us in our daily lives.

Bible verses on love:

[1] Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

[2] Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

[3] But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. (Luke 6:35)

[4] Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12)

[5] So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:16-19)

Bible verses on faith:

[1] He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)

[2] And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

[3] Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (Ephesians 6:16)

[4] Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:5)

[5] For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

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