The Apostle Paul’s teaching is often viewed in a negative light set against the teaching of Jesus. But, no one wrote about the power of love with more eloquence and conviction than the Apostle Paul.
Let love be genuine….Love one another with mutual affection (Romans 12:9, 10)
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:8-10)
Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up…. anyone who loves God is known by him. (I Corinthians 8:1,3)
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends…. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:1-8, 13)
Pursue love (I Corinthians 14:1)
Let all that you do be done in love (I Corinthians 16:14)
the fruit of the Spirit is love (Galatians 5:22)