You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. – Matthew 22:37–39 (ESV)

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love. – John 13:35 (ESV)

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:8-10 (ESV)

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)

Love is an attitude of the heart

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)

Love is an action

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 13:35 (ESV)

Love is the overflow of joy in God that gladly meets the needs of others. – John Piper

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:7-11 (ESV)

It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love. – Bonhoeffer

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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