Matthew 22:36–40 (Listen)
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Ephesians 5:25 (Listen)
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
1 Corinthians 13:5 (Listen)
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;1
Hymn: TLH 439, st. 2-4 :
O God of Mercy, God of Might
2. And Thou, who cam’st on earth to die
That fallen man might live thereby,
Oh, hear us; for to Thee we cry,
In hope, O Lord, to Thee.
3. Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught,
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought
That every word and deed and thought
May work a work for Thee.
4. All are redeemed, both far and wide,
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died.
Oh, teach us, whatsoe’er betide,
To love them all in Thee!