One of the most popular Bible verses about love and relationships is 1 Corinthians 13.

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Do you read this as a grand to-do list for the relationships in your life? If so, then you are missing the point. I John 4:8 says, “God is love.”

GOD is the point. God works in you to bear all things and believe all things. God works in you to be patient and kind.

God in you is the greatest of all.

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