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February Bible Reading List: Scriptures About L♥ve

In honor of February, the month when the stores are filled with hearts and love and Valentine’s Day cards, I created a Bible reading list. This monthlong list is all about love –godly love.

It is a characteristic we should have. I think we can always use a little work in the area of godly love.

Here’s some things you should know about about this Bible reading list:

♥ I did include the classics like 1 Corinthians 13in the extra verses, but most of these are not classic wedding passages.

♥ These aren’t the fluff of scripture. These concepts are meat of scripture.

♥ I wrote a short description of how I thought it applied to our discussion of love.

♥ I did not include Old Testament commands regarding love because we are no longer under the Law, but I did include Old Testament passages that referred to God’s nature, which we know is unchanging.

♥ I’ve included a PDF if you would like to print it, or you can use the links to the individual passages by referring back to this page.

♥ I recommend getting a dictionary and looking up words as you read. Many times words don’t mean the same as we think they mean. This is very helpful in understanding scripture.

♥ I tried to keep the passages short enough that they could be read while a young mom sat to nurse her baby. I am not sure if they are all short enough for that, but that was my intent.

♥ I really enjoyed studying these passages. While I binge read all of this over a few days, the schedule has it spread over the month. If that doesn’t work for you, feel free to read it however does works best.

February Bible Reading List: Scriptures About L♥ve

February 1 (Day 1) 1 Corinthians 16:12-24  Do everything with love as your motivation.

February 2 (Day 2) Psalms 31 God’s love is a refuge; it is His motivation for saving us

February 3 (Day 3) Psalms 63 God’s love is better than life itself

February 4 (Day 4) Psalm 78 God’s love is steadfast and unchanging

February 5 (Day 5) Psalm 136 God’s love never fails us.

February 6 (Day 6) Psalm 103 God’s love is unconditional.

February 7 (Day 7) Psalm 143 Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past is comfort for today; we can appeal to God for help based on His love for us.

February 8 (Day 8) Proverbs 10:1-12 Love is listed as a wise choice and contrasted to hate.

February 9 (Day 9) Matthew 6:16-24 Love of the world will pull us away from God.

February 10 (Day 10) John 14:15-31 Obedience to God is evidence that you love Him.

February 11 (Day 11) John 15:1-17 Jesus calls us to bear the fruit of love being willing to even give our lives; His love brings peace.

February 12 (Day 12) Luke 6:20-30 We are to behave with selfless love in the face of selfish and unkind behavior.

February 13 (Day 13) Romans 5:1-11 God loves us even though we don’t deserve it.

February 14 (Day 14) Romans 12:9-21 Love is one of the marks of a true Christian.

February 15 (Day 15) Romans 13:1-10 We owe God a debt of love that is payable to our fellow men.

February 16 (Day 16) Galatians 2:15-21 Christ sacrificed because of His love for us.

February 17 (Day 17) Galatians 5:1-15 Use your Christian freedom with love: don’t do unloving things in the name of Christ.

February 18 (Day 18) Ephesians 3:14-20 Love is the root of our faith.

February 19 (Day 19) Ephesians 4:1-15 Lovingly accepting that God made us different brings peace to our relationships.

February 20 (Day 20) Ephesians 5:22-33 Marriage should reflect Christ’s love for the church. He died for others, we be should willing to too.

February 21 (Day 21) Philippians 2:1-18 We are called to sacrificial love like Christ’s: He became a servant and died.

February 22 (Day 22) Colossians 3:1-25 Selfless love is the key to the way that Christ wants us to behave.

February 23 (Day 23) Hebrews 12:1-15 God’s discipline is evidence of His love; don’t become bitter when you are corrected by God.

February 24 (Day 24) 1 Peter 4:1-11 Love is the key to forgiveness and harmony.

February 25 (Day 25) 2 Peter 1:13-25 Sacrificial love has a purifying effect on us.

February 26 (Day 26) 1 John 2:7-17 Whoever loves his Christian brother is of God; whoever loves the world is not.

February 27 (Day 27) 1 John 3:11-18 Sacrificial love is the greatest form of love.

February 28 (Day 28) 1 John 4:7-21 The ability to love others selflessly is evidence of Christ in our lives; God is the embodiment and definition of love.

Extra reading: 

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Love is the greatest of characteristics we can have as believers.

John 3:16-21 God’s example of love is an immense sacrifice for the entire world.

Song of Solomon 7:1-13 Song of Solomon 8:5-7 Sexual love is part of God’s plan; love is worth more than wealth.

John 13:31-35 Christians show that they are from Christ by displaying love for each other.

The book of Hosea God’s love is unconditional.

We tend to forget how extreme godly love is, how profoundly God loves us, and how much sacrifice is demanded of us if we will be His followers. I pray that this will be a reminder.


Sarah Forbes

Download PDF here

PS If you find errors in the references or links, please comment and let me know so that I can fix them.


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