Did you know that Psalms is one of the books of the Bible that mentions love the most? The Psalms reveal how the faithful are so greatly loved by God, and how they can best love Him. As we reflect on the nature of love, read these 10 Psalms and strengthen your devotion.
The Lord Protects Those Who Love Him
“Then all who trust in you will be glad
and forever shout for joy.
You will protect them and those will rejoice in you
who love your name.
For you, Lord, bless the just one;
you surround him with favor like a shield.” — Psalm 5:12-13
Love for the Lord Who Delivers Us
“I love you, Lord, my strength,
Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer,
My God, my rock of refuge,
my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!
Praised be the Lord, I exclaim!
I have been delivered from my enemies.
The cords of death encompassed me;
the torrents of destruction terrified me.
The cords of Sheol encircled me;
the snares of death lay in wait for me.
In my distress I called out: Lord!
I cried out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry to him reached his ears.” — Psalm 18:2-7
Love of Worship
“I will wash my hands in innocence
so that I may process around your altar, Lord,
To hear the sound of thanksgiving,
and recount all your wondrous deeds.
Lord, I love the refuge of your house,
the site of the dwelling-place of your glory.”
— Psalm 26:6-8
The Lord Loves the Righteous
“Though I had said in my alarm,
‘I am cut off from your eyes.’
Yet you heard my voice, my cry for mercy,
when I pleaded with you for help.
Love the Lord, all you who are faithful to him.
The Lord protects the loyal,
but repays the arrogant in full.
Be strong and take heart,
all who hope in the Lord.” — Psalm 31:23-25
“The Lord sets prisoners free;
the Lord gives sight to the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord protects the resident alien,
comes to the aid of the orphan and the widow,
but thwarts the way of the wicked.” — Psalm 146:7-9
The Lord Loves Justice
“For the Lord’s word is upright;
all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right.
The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
By the Lord’s word the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathered the waters of the sea as a mound;
he sets the deep into storage vaults.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all who dwell in the world show him reverence.” — Psalm 33:4-8
The Lord’s Love is Merciful
“Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love;
in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.
Thoroughly wash away my guilt;
and from my sin cleanse me.” — Psalm 51:4
His Love is Better than Life
“O God, you are my God—
it is you I seek!
For you my body yearns;
for you my soul thirsts,
In a land parched, lifeless,
and without water.
I look to you in the sanctuary
to see your power and glory.
For your love is better than life;
my lips shall ever praise you!
I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands, calling on your name.
My soul shall be sated as with choice food,
with joyous lips my mouth shall praise you!” — Psalm 63:2-6
We Should Thank the Lord for His Great Love
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your love at daybreak,
your faithfulness in the night,
With the ten-stringed harp,
with melody upon the lyre.
For you make me jubilant, Lord, by your deeds;
at the works of your hands I shout for joy.” — Psalm 92:2-5
We Should Love His Commandments
“I delight in your commandments,
which I dearly love.
I lift up my hands to your commandments;
I study your statutes, which I love.
Remember your word to your servant
by which you give me hope.
This is my comfort in affliction,
your promise that gives me life.” — Psalm 119:47-50