God's Sword of Truth - The Word

What is Godly Love?

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

Matthew 5:41
....."Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. (42) Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away". (vs. 41-47).

Matthew 10:41-42....."He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward."

Matthew 19:19....."Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Galatians 5:14).

Matthew 25:34-40....."Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was ahungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Mark 12:30-31....."And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth; for there is one God; and there is none other but he; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Luke 6:31-35....."As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. If ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil." (Matthew 7:12).

Luke 10:36-37....."Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, he that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, go, and do thou likewise." (vs. 30-37).

John 13:14-15, 34-35....."If I then, Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

John 15:12-13....."This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Romans 12:9-10....."Let love be without dissimulation. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another."

Romans 13:8-10....."Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another have fulfilled the law. For this, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."

1 Corinthians 8:1....."Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth."

1 Corinthians 13:1-13....."Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth. charity never faileth; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

1 Corinthians 14:1....."Follow after charity."

1 Corinthians 16:14....."Let all your things be done with charity."

2 Corinthians 8:7-8....."Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love."

Galatians 5:13....."For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. (26) Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

Ephesians 5:2....."Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor."

Philamon 1:9....."I pray, that your life may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment."

Philamon 2:2....."Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."

Colossians 2:2....."That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love."

Colossians 3:12-14....."Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."

1 Thessalonians 1:3....."Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love."

1 Thessalonians 3:12....."The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you."

1 Thessalonians 4:9....."As touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you; for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another."

1 Timothy 1:5....."The end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. (14) The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."

1 Timothy 2:15....."Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."

1 Timothy 4:12....."Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity."

1 Timothy 6:2....."They that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. (11) Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."

2 Timothy 2:22...."Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity."

Titus 3:15....."Greet them that love us in the faith."

Philemon 12:16....."Receive him (Onesimus), that is, mine own bowels; not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?"

Hebrews 10:24....."And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."

James 2:8....."If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well."

1 Peter 1:22...."Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently."

1 Peter 2:17....."Honor all men. Love the brotherhood."

1 Peter 3:8....."Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous." (vs. 9).

1 Peter 4:8....."Have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."

2 Peter 1:7....."And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity."

1 John 2:10....."He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him." (vs. 9,11).

1 John 3:11,14,16,17,18,23....."This is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world's good, seeth his brother have need, and shutteth his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. Love one another, as he gave us commandment." (vs. 19).

1 John 4:7....."Let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. (11) If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. (12) If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. (20) If a man say, I love God and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (21) And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also."

1 John 5:1-2....."Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, whom we love God, and keep his commandments."

2 John 5....."And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another."

Also see God is Love.

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.