Thinking outside of our own needs can sometimes be more difficult than we’d like to admit. Most of us need help to stop thinking about ourselves and love those around us. These Scriptures can help us see how to love others and the importance of it.

Mark 12:31 TLB

The second is: ‘You must love others as much as yourself.’ No other commandments are greater than these.

Romans 12:9-10 TLB

Don’t just pretend that you love others: really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with brotherly affection and take delight in honoring each other.

Romans 13:8 TLB

Pay all your debts except the debt of love for others—never finish paying that! For if you love them, you will be obeying all of God’s laws, fulfilling all his requirements.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 TLB

If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.

1 Corinthians 13:7 TLB

If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.

Ephesians 5:2 TLB

Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, for Christ’s love for you was like sweet perfume to him.

1 John 3:14 ERV

We know that we have left death and have come into life. We know this because we love each other as brothers and sisters. Anyone who does not love is still in death.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ERV

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth.

Philippians 2:3 VOICE

Don’t let selfishness and prideful agendas take over. Embrace true humility, and lift your heads to extend love to others.