20 Powerful Bible Verses About Love and Strength

20 Powerful Bible Verses About Love and Strength

Pastor Duke Taber

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Love and strength are two powerful themes that are interwoven throughout the Bible. As Christians, we are called to love others with the same unconditional love that God has shown us, and to find our strength in Him.

In this post, I’ve gathered 20 inspiring Bible verses about love and strength from the New King James Version (NKJV). Let’s explore these verses together and discover how we can cultivate a life marked by love and strength!

20 Bible Verses About Love and Strength

  1. “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).
  2. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
  3. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
  4. “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).
  5. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him” (Psalm 28:7).
  6. “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins'” (1 Peter 4:8).
  7. “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
  8. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7).
  9. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
  10. “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16).
  11. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10).
  12. “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16).
  13. “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29).
  14. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
  15. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
  16. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up” (1 Corinthians 13:4).
  17. “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).
  18. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
  19. “My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26).
  20. “We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
20 Powerful Bible Verses About Love and Strength

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Applying These Verses to Our Lives

These verses beautifully illustrate the interplay between love and strength in the Christian life. We see that true love is patient, kind, selfless, and sacrificial – modeled perfectly by Christ’s love for us.

At the same time, we find our strength in the Lord, who empowers us to love others and to face life’s challenges with courage and perseverance. As we abide in God’s love and rely on His strength, we can experience the fullness of life that He desires for us.


The Bible is filled with powerful reminders of the importance of love and strength in our lives. As we’ve seen in these verses, God’s love for us is the foundation upon which we can build a life of love and service to others. And as we trust in His strength, we can overcome any obstacle and grow in our faith.

May these verses encourage you to cultivate a heart of love and to find your strength in the Lord each and every day. Remember, “We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19), and “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

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