What Love Really Means

Title: What Love Really Means
Materials: Hand Drawn Type
Description: I read somewhere that the word “love” has lost its meaning in today’s culture. It’s true. We use this word so casually these days that we make light of its true meaning. To understand again what love really is, I went back to God’s Word to see how it’s been used and described.

There are many verses that talk about love in the Bible and each of them sheds light on a different aspect of it. As such, I decided to make a lettering piece which combines these verses about love to form the word “love”. This is what love really means.


Here are the verses used:

 1 Corinthians 13:4-5Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 John 4:19We love because he first loved us.

Matthew 22:37-39Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Ephesians 4:2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

1 John 3:1aSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

1 John 4:7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

Proverbs 17:17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Psalm 18:1I love you, Lord, my strength.

Matthew 5:44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Proverbs 10:12Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

Romans 13:10Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 8:38-39For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16-17 : For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

1 Corinthians 16:14Do everything in love.

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3 replies
  1. theresa jenkins
    theresa jenkins says:

    I’m using the theme: What it really means to Love. I came across your Art. Thank you for this beautiful expression of Gods Word in art form.


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