Verses: About Love


  • “Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.” - Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

  • “Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up, does not behave in an unseemly manner, does not seek what is its own, is not quickly provoked, does not impute evil, does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” - ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭(DARBY)‬‬

  • “The LORD, your God, is with you. He is strong. He will save you. He will be very happy about you! He will quietly love you. He will sing, because he is so happy about you!” - ‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭(EASY‬‬)

  • “Be strong like that, because God has given us his Spirit. And his Spirit does not cause us to be afraid. Instead, he causes us to be strong to serve God. He helps us to love God and other people. And he helps us to rule ourselves properly.” - ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭(EASY‬‬)

  • “Remember to be kind to other people. Share with them the things that you have. God is happy with sacrifices like that.” - ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:16‬ ‭(EASY‬‬)

  • “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God ’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.” - ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-12‬ ‭(MSG‬‬)

  • “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

  • "Popularity contests are not truth contests… Your task is to be true, not popular. ’To you who are ready for truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. Live generously.” - Luke 6:17-21

  • “I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.” - ‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:35‬ ‭(MSG‬‬)

  • “God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.

    We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first. If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.” - 1 John‬ ‭4:17-21‬ ‭(MSG‬‬)


Allison Gappa

Allison Gappa is a sports reporter, producer and sideline reporter for Oklahoma State Athletics' on Fox Sports Oklahoma. She produces the OSU coaches shows and a sideline reporter for Fox College Hoops.

She is the pre-game host of the OSU football pregame show “Coaches Cabana.” Allison is a freelance reporter for Varsity TV on CBS Sports Network.

Allison was a studio host, reporter and sideline reporter for Sooner Sports TV powered by Fox Sports. She co-hosted a live lifestyle show in Oklahoma City and a local music show. She was the in-game host for the Triple-A affiliate for the Houston Astros. She hosts/emcees award ceremonies and events throughout the year.