20 Bible Verses About Self-love

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Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about self-love. We have seen so many people even among believers condemning other people’s looks, behavior, or attitude. The problem most time is that even those condemning others don’t love themselves. The first step towards social acceptance and interaction is self-love. When you don’t love the way you look, where you stay, or who you are, it will be difficult to love others for who they are. Everything about human life has been preplanned by God. There is nothing about our existence that is a mistake. God has planned everything long before we were conceived. So, first, you must accept who God has made you and strive to be better for good. Only when you do this will you be able to love others and accept them for who they are.


While growing up as a kid, I discovered that I don’t love my family. I do not hate my parents but I just feel they are not doing enough to cater to I and my sibling’s needs. I saw other kids in school and how their needs are being supplied by their parents. This built resentment in my heart. So I see other kids better than me, it reduced my self-esteem, confidence, and courage to do other things. I began to withdraw anytime I’m in school. I dislike everyone because I feel they are better than me. All of these were happening because I could not just accept who I was and love myself for who I am.


Until we learn to love ourselves, we can’t possibly love others as the scripture has commanded. Have you seen a man give what he doesn’t have? It is not possible. The book of Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Whatever thing you are going through now not making it easy for you to accept and love yourself, God has better plans for you.

We have compiled 20 Bible verses about self-love.


1. Psalms 27:3

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.


2. Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


3. Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.


4. 1 Corinthians 13:1-6

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;


5. Romans 5:8 

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


6. 2 Chronicles 20:15 

And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.


7. Matthew 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?


8. John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


9. 1 John 4:17

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.


10. Hebrews 13:6 

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.


11. Isaiah 41:10 

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


12. Philippians 1:6 

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


13. Joshua 1:9 

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


14. Psalms 46:5 

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.


15. Proverbs 31:25 

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.


16. Psalms 28:7 

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.


17. 1 Corinthians 15:10 

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


18. 2 Chronicles 32:8 

With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


19. Hebrews 10:35

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.


20. Isaiah 32:17

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.



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