The MOST Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Love

I am so incredibly grateful that there are dozens of Bible verses about God’s love.

Because honestly, there are times when I’m tempted to doubt that God loves me. When I see my weaknesses and failures and sins, I can think, Why would God ever love me? 

Can you relate?

In those moments we need to be reminded of how high and wide and deep God’s love is. We need to remember the lengths he went to save us. We need to meditate upon the staggering profundity of God’s love.

To help you do just that, I’ve compiled 13 glorious Bible verses about God’s love. Meditate on them. Think deeply about them. Give thanks to God for his overwhelming love.

13 Incredible Bible Verses About God’s Love

1. 1 John 4:16

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 (1 John 4:16)

Ponder this for a moment: God. Is. Love.

At the core of his being, he is love itself, and that love overflows to YOU. If you are in Christ, you are so deeply loved by God that you can’t even comprehend it. In fact, God loves you so much that he has literally chosen to abide in you. You are a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Do you need any greater proof that God loves you? He IS love, and God’s love for you is intense, overwhelming, and never ceasing.

2. 1 John 4:18

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 (1 John 4:18).

God’s love for you is a perfect love. It’s a love so deep, an ocean so endless, that you can never exhaust it. God loves you with such a profound love that it drives out fear.

You don’t need to fear being punished by God. Because he loves you, he already punished Jesus on the cross for all your sins. You can come to the throne of grace freely, knowing that you’ll experience the love and grace and mercy of God.

If you are in Christ, there is no punishment or wrath remaining. It was all placed upon Christ. All that is left for you is God’s love.

3. Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved… (Ephesians 2:4-5)

You were dead in your trespasses and sins, unable and unwilling to love God. You were an enemy of God, a slave to sin, and completely unable to save yourself. But God’s love is stronger than even your worst sins.

Because of God’s great love for you, he made you spiritually alive in Christ. He breathed spiritual life into you when you were a spiritual corpse.

Why would God do such a thing? Why would he transform an enemy into his beloved child? God’s love doesn’t always make sense, does it? But you can be sure of this: he really, really loves you.

4. Psalm 103:11

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him… (Psalm 103:11)

David is reaching and stretching to find adequate words to describe God’s love. His steadfast love is higher than heavens are above the earth. God’s love for you is so vast, so massive, that the David must to the solar system to describe it.

The distance between Earth and Jupiter may be vast, but God’s love for you is even greater. You can’t escape the love of God, can’t come to the end of it, can’t exhaust it.

5. Jeremiah 31:3

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you (Jeremiah 31:3).

Do you believe that God has loved you with an everlasting love? Before you were even formed in the womb, he set his love upon you. When you were born, God loved and delighted in you. And every day since, God has not stopped loving you with the same incredible, breath taking love.

Because God loves you so much, he has been and will continue to be faithful to you. Hasn’t God always been faithful to you? Hasn’t he always cared and provided for you? It’s because God loves you with an everlasting, beginning-to-end, ceaseless love.

6. John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

How much does God love you? So much that he gave his only Son for you. He wanted you to have eternal life so much that he was willing to sacrifice his precious, beloved Son.

Now, when you believe in the Son, God rejoices and gives you eternal life. You get to enjoy the presence of God forever.

Would you give up one of your children? I know that I certainly never could. And yet that’s the staggering power of God’s love. It is so deep, so wide, so powerful, that it motivated him to sacrifice his Son on your behalf. God’s love for you is so far beyond your comprehension!

7. 1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are (1 John 3:1).

It is a glorious, amazing, overwhelming thing to be called a child of God. You are an adopted child of the King of Kings, the Maker of the universe, the Ruler of all things. God loves you so much that he chose to adopt you as his own.

I’ve had numerous friends who have adopted children, and I can say with certainty that only deep, profound love motivates a person to adopt. If you have been adopted by God, it is because God’s love found you when you weren’t looking for it. It’s because God deeply wanted you to be part of his family.

Be encouraged by this: you are a child of God, loved by God, adopted by God.

8. 1 John 3:16

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers (1 John 3:16).

What is the most profound way that God could prove his love for you? By embracing death on your behalf.

Ponder this glorious truth for a moment. God, the immortal, eternal, almighty, everlasting One, took on flesh and blood. The Creator entered into this broken, sinful, wicked world, and then died on a shameful cross in your place.

The One who gives eternal life allowed himself to be swallowed by death.

Could God do anything greater than laying down his life for you? No, he couldn’t. God’s love for you is so deep and profound that he was willing to submit to death for you. Absolutely mind-blowing.

As it says in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

9. Romans 5:5

God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us…(Romans 5:5)

God doesn’t just want you to know his love intellectually. He cares so deeply for you that he wants you to know his love experientially.

How does he make that happen?

He has poured the Holy Spirit into your heart, and the Spirit assures you that God loves you. Would the Holy Spirit take up residence in your heart if God didn’t deeply, profoundly love you? Would God make you a temple of the Holy Spirit if he didn’t treasure you?

No, he wouldn’t.

The Holy Spirit in you both assures you of God’s love and proves the staggering depths of God’s love for you.

10. Romans 5:6-8

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

God didn’t wait for you to clean up your act before he died for you. He didn’t wait for you to get things together before he sacrificed himself on your behalf. He didn’t even make you repent before he died on the cross for your sins.

While you were still a sinner, Christ died for you. In other words, Jesus loves you so much and wanted you to be saved so much, that he died for you when you had absolutely nothing to offer him.

Isn’t that such good news? God has provided every aspect of your salvation. He died for you, then breathed spiritual life into you so that you would embrace Christ’s death. There simply is no greater proof of God’s love than his death for you when you were a sinner.

11. Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (Romans 8:35)

God’s love for you is so strong, so invincible, so powerful, that nothing can separate you from it. In the midst of the worst trials, the deepest pain, and the greatest danger, God’s sustaining love is present. He’ll never leave you, never forsake you, never abandon you.

God can’t abandon those whom he loves, and you are one of his beloved. I’m reminded of the classic hymn “How Firm A Foundation,” which says:

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress

God’s love is an unshakeable foundation. Even when God calls you to go through deep waters and fiery trials, you won’t be overrun with sorrows. His love will sustain you and keep you.

12. Titus 3:4-5

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy…(Titus 3:4-5)

This is an incredibly freeing, life-giving verse. Why did God save you? Was it because you had everything together and were righteous? Was it because you were somehow worthy of saving? Was it because you had something special to offer that no one else had?

Not in the least.

God saved you because of his goodness and lovingkindness. He looked upon you in your sinful brokenness and said, “I love you. I want you to be part of my family. I’m going to save you.”

This frees you from feeling like you need to continually earn God’s love and mercy. He loved you when you had nothing to offer him, and he continues to love you in exactly the same way.

Even More Scriptures About God’s Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-7Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 3:13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 John 4:7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:16And 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.

Encouraging Verses About The Love Of God

Galatians 2:20I 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.

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 3:13The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Psalm 86:15But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

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4 thoughts on “The MOST Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Love”

  1. Thank you for this. I soooo needed to hear this exactly right now as my “boat is loaded” with the issues I am facing. With your permission, I want to use this as the topic of a sermon I am teaching soon. May GOD richly Bless you and your ministry in the days to come!

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