Loving yourself is necessary to love God. God created humanity in his perfect image. We cannot love God if we don’t find his creation marvelous. That means loving yourself and taking time to find out the Godly qualities that God created you with. When you love and accept yourself, then you are able to see the significance of the creation of the human race.
The Bible says loving yourself first is important so that we have a grid to love others. This is why God gave us the command to love others as ourselves. For, we would seek to protect, nurture, provide, and preserve ourselves. “This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22: 38-39)
Keep in mind that that Bible also commands us to grow in love and then, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10
However, the command raises a few thoughts that must be explored on our journey to loving others. We must TRULY love all of ourselves. For, If we are critical of ourselves, we will be critical of others. If we think negatively of ourselves, we will pair with others that don’t think highly of us. Ultimately, the better we treat ourselves is the better we will treat others.
This prayer is for individuals that desire to love themselves deeper: “God teach me how to love myself”: Lord, thank you for creating me. You made me perfectly and you are not ashamed of me. You choose to create me, even though you knew I would mess up sometimes. Thank you for being God. Thank you for everything you keep doing to help me stay pure and holy. I ask that you would remove negative thoughts and any shame I may feel. Help me to understand how you love me and that you appreciate that I do my best to delight in you. Lord send me reminders that I’m doing a good job, that I’m beautiful/handsome, and that you have purpose for my life. Amen.”
Bible Verses About Self-Love
These self love bible verses on loving yourself deeply can be used as christian bible based affirmations; they’ll help you deepen your understanding of how God desires you to view yourself.
Everything about your face, smile, laugh, body, and personality is absolutely stunning. “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
God created you with a purpose and made you beautiful. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.” Psalm 139:13-15
You are worthy because God picked you. Not, because of qualifications created by humans. “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
God created you beautiful and made a path for you to fulfill your purpose. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
God loves your heart more than the things on the outside. “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7
You are good enough for God. “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
You are a child of God who was created in his perfect image. You have access to his power, authority, peace, and holiness. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
Bible Verses About Self-Acceptance
These Bible verses on self-acceptance are designed to show you that God accepts you and approves of you despite your past. Use the statements prior to the verses as affirmations to love yourself deeply.
You don’t have to focus on your wrongs. God has cleaned you up. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
God knew that you would mess up and he still wanted you to receive forgiveness and shine his light in the world. “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” Ephesians 1:4
God is pleased with you because you love him and try to keep his ways. “The Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, hose who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalm 147:11
You are powerful and have traits of God. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
God is protective over your body and soul, it’s beautiful. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own” 1 Corinthians 6:19
God does not wish for your to struggle with shame, guilt, and pain. He wants to invite you into the healing power and peace of Jesus. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The more you ask God for wisdom is the more you’ll understand how wonderfully you have been created. “Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.“ Proverbs 19:8
Bible Verses About Being Happy With Yourself
God created you with a unique personality, humor, and gifting. This is because you have a purpose to fulfill that no one else can. Use these affirmations to be happy with yourself and delight in your heavenly beauty.
I can relax and be myself because God is protecting me from all haters. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Holy people walk to the beat of God’s drum. They aren’t afraid of doing the opposite of what everyone else is. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” Psalm 1:1
God delights in givers like you. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
I please God and not people. “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10