Bible Study Topic: Affection
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Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy Chapter 6: Verse 5
Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple:
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 3
As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
Psalms Chapter 16: Verse 3
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
Psalms Chapter 19: Verses 8 - 10
I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
Psalms Chapter 26: Verse 8
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Psalms Chapter 27: Verse 4
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
Psalms Chapter 42: Verse 1
for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
Psalms Chapter 69: Verse 9
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Psalms Chapter 73: Verse 25
How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalms Chapter 84: Verses 1 - 2
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
Psalms Chapter 91: Verse 14
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.
Psalms Chapter 106: Verses 12 - 13
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 10
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 20
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 97
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 103
My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 139
I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 167
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins.
For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them.
Isaiah Chapter 58: Verses 1 - 2
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.
Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.
Ezekiel Chapter 33: Verses 31 - 32
"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
Matthew Chapter 10: Verse 37
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
Matthew Chapter 24: Verse 12
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
Mark Chapter 12: Verse 30
Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
Luke Chapter 8: Verse 13
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters,yes, even his own life,he cannot be my disciple.
Luke Chapter 14: Verse 26
They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
Luke Chapter 24: Verse 32
they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
Romans Chapter 1: Verse 31
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin,
Romans Chapter 6: Verse 6
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
Romans Chapter 8: Verse 13
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans Chapter 12: Verse 10
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Romans Chapter 13: Verse 14
No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians Chapter 9: Verse 27
By all this we are encouraged.
I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.
And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.
I am glad I can have complete confidence in you.
2 Corinthians Chapter 7: Verses 13 - 16
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.Paul Called by God
Galatians Chapter 1: Verse 10
What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Galatians Chapter 4: Verse 15
Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.
Galatians Chapter 4: Verses 17 - 18
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Galatians Chapter 5: Verse 24
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians Chapter 3: Verses 1 - 2
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Colossians Chapter 3: Verse 5
We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 2: Verse 8
not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
1 Thessalonians Chapter 4: Verse 5
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
2 Timothy Chapter 3: Verse 3
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
2 Timothy Chapter 3: Verse 6
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
2 Peter Chapter 2: Verse 3
This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority.
2 Peter Chapter 2: Verse 10
For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
2 Peter Chapter 2: Verse 18
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.
Revelation Chapter 2: Verse 4
Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.
Revelation Chapter 2: Verse 14
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Revelation Chapter 2: Verse 20
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