Genesis 27:1-4 (First time “love” used) Isaac’s “love” focuses on his belly.

25:27-32 (Like father, like son.)

John 6:26 “Ye seek me . . . because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.” [This is an evil.]

Philippians 3:18-19 “. . . they are the enemies…of Christ…whose God is their belly. . . .”

Romans 16:17-18 “. . . they . . . serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly. . . .”

Genesis 29:20 (Second time “love” used) Jacob’s love is for a woman: Rachel not Leah. (eyesight)

Genesis 29:32 (Third time “love” used) Leah thinks having Jacob’s baby will make him love her.

Proverbs 7 (She’s confusing “sex” with “love.”)

1st Kings 11:1-8 “But King Solomon loved many strange women. . . .” –Yea, right!

Proverbs 7:16-18 “. . . let us take our fill of love until the morning. . . .” –Yea, right

1st Samuel 18:20 “And Michal Saul’s daughter loved David.” [This has got to be “true love,” right?]

2nd Samuel 6:16,20-23 “. . . and she despised him in her heart.” [All the “love” just went right out of her.]

2nd Timothy 2:22 “Flee also youthful lusts. . . .” (The Lord doesn’t confuse “lust” with “love.”)

Colossians 3:5 “Mortify therefore your members . . . fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection. . . .”

Exodus 20:1-6 (Fourth time “love” used) “And God spake . . .” (associating “love” and “commandments.”)

Deuteronomy 5:8-10 “. . . shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.”

7:9-10 “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. . . .”

10:12-13 “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?”

11:1 “Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.”

30:1-20 (15-16) “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; in that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments. . . .”

Joshua 22:5-6 “But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

[Notice that Moses gave “the commandment and the law” which is distinguished from “his commandments”.]

Daniel 9:4-8 “O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments. . . .”

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (Said 14 different times in six books)

v. 21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me. . . .”

15:9-10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. . . .”

1st John 5:2-3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. . . .”

2nd John 6 “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.”

Psalm 119:126-127 “Therefore I love thy commandments above gold. . . .”

v. 131 “I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.” (That’s love!)

Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love . . . if a man would give all the substance of his house. . . .”


Romans 5:5-8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

1st John 3:16 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us. . . .”

1st Timothy 1:12-14 “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”

3:1 “Behold, what manner of love…that we should be called the sons of God. . . .”

Jude 21 “Keep yourselves in the love of God.” (A warning to Baptists –Remember “Once saved, always saved”?)

John 15:9 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”

(Philippians 2:12 “. . . work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”)

Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”

2nd Thessalonians 3:3-5 “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and in the patient waiting for Christ.”

Proverbs 8:17 “I love them that love me. . . .” (Does that seem strange to you?)


Matthew 22:35-40 getting the priorities straight

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart. . . .”

Luke 11:42 “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye…pass over judgment and the love of God. . . .”

John 5:42-44 “But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.”

8:42,44,47 “If God were your Father, ye would love me. . . . He that is of God heareth God’s words. . . .”

Romans 8:28 “. . . all things work together for good to them that love God. . . .”

1st Corinthians 2:9 “Eye hath not seen…the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

Colossians 4:8 “. . . a crown of righteousness . . . unto all them also that love his appearing.”

James 1:12 “. . . the crown of life . . . to them that love him.”

1st Peter 1:3-8 “. . . Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love. . . .”

1st Corinthians 8:3 “But if any man love God, the same is known of him.”

John 14:23-24 “. . . if a man love me, he will keep my words. . . .” (a warning to the Charismatics)

1st John 2:3-5 “But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. . . .”

Psalm 119:140 “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”

Psalm 31:23 “O love the Lord, all ye his saints. . . .”

Hebrews 12:3 “For consider him that endured . . . lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”

Ephesians 3:17-19 “. . . that ye, being rooted and grounded in love . . . to know the love of Christ. . . .”

Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for . . . he will hate one, and love the other. . . .” (The Lord and “Mary”)

Proverbs 8:36 “. . . all they that hate me love death.” (A warning to Catholics!)


Romans 9:13 “. . . Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (It never occurs to most people that the Lord does both.)

Ecclesiastes 9:1 “. . . no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.” (It’s a spiritual thing.)

Ecclesiastes 3:8 “A time to love, and a time to hate. . . .”

Psalm 97:10 “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.”

Amos 5:15 “Hate the evil, and love the good. . . .”

Micah 3:1-3 those who get it backwards God likens unto Cannibals!

Psalm 119:163 “I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.” (example)

(2nd Thessalonians 2:10 “. . . they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”)

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (Satan compared with the Lord)

Proverbs 17:9 “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love. . . .” (The Lord does this!)

(Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”)

Proverbs 15:17 “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”


Matthew 5:43-46 “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the Publicans the same?”

Luke 6:32 “For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.”


Leviticus 19:17,18 “. . . thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor. . . thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. . . .”

Proverbs 27:5 “Open rebuke is better than secret love.”

(Revelation 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. . . .”)

(Hebrews 12:5-11 “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth. . . .”)

Romans 13:8-10 “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

(Incidentally, it didn’t say love “replaces” the law, rather, “. . . love is the fulfilling of the law.” It makes it complete.)


Ezekiel 33:30-32 “. . . they hear thy words, but they will not do them; for with their mouth they shew much love. . . .”

Matthew 24:12 “. . . the love of many shall wax cold. . . .” (one of the signs of the times)

Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother [that is, in the flesh] is born for adversity.”


Titus 2:1-5 “That they may teach the young women to . . . love their husbands, to love their children. . . .”

Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”

Ephesians 5:25-33 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it. . . .”


1. evil Amos 5:15 “Hate the evil, and love the good. . . .”

2. violence Psalm 11:5 “. . . the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.”

3. lying Psalm 119:163 “I hate and abhor lying. . . .”

4. money 1st Tim. 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil. . . .”

5. the world 1st John 2:15-16 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.”

6. strife Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes. . . .”

7. transgression Proverbs 17:9 “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love. . . .”

8. a reward Isaiah 5:23 “Which justify the wicked for reward. . . .”

9. praise of men John 12:43 “. . . For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”

10. cursing Psalm 109:17 “As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him. . . .”

11. sleep Proverbs 20:13 “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. . . .”

12. pleasure Proverbs 21:17 “He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. . . .”

13. wine & oil Proverbs 21:17 “. . . he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.”

14. gifts Isaiah 1:23 “. . . every one loveth gifts. . . .”

15. your life Matthew 16:25 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it. . . .”