Read the many Bible Verses About Love
Here it comes…. Valentine’s Day!
The day when we make a big deal of expressing our love for one another…. The day comes only once a year and yet surely we know that to truly love one another, we must express our love in some way the whole year round.
What does the Bible say about Valentine’s Day?
Is it inherently wrong to celebrate a “special day of love”? The Bible does not mention Valentine’s Day at all, as the holiday did not exist during biblical times.
However the Bible does have a lot to say about love and the expression of love. In the Bible love is an action, not simply a sentiment or a feeling. It’s not about flowers or chocolates—though nothing is wrong with those—but about commitment, promises and sacrifices.
From the examples and the principles that we see in the Bible, no, it is not wrong to celebrate Valentine’s Day, if this day is a part of your year round, daily expression of love and appreciation for your loved ones.
However, if you only tell someone “I love you” on
Valentine’s Day, then perhaps you should reconsider what love is all
about. Consider these bible verses about love to inspire you to create a
lifetime filled with love, not just a day filled with clichéd
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 a and 13: Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
1 John 4:7-8 Beloved let us love one another for love is of God and everyone that loves is born of God and knoweth God, he that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.
From these verses we can see that love in the Bible has substance to it; love does things and means things which cannot be seen only on one day but throughout a lifetime.
So this Valentine’s Day commit to making the day only one part of a lifetime of loving actions and expressions. Use the bible verses about love to rekindle your commitment to a love that is steadfast and sacrificial.
Perhaps 1 Corinthians 13 can be a focal point for your Valentine’s Day. A bouquet of a dozen roses can be more than a gesture but can be a symbol for each of the qualities that love is in that chapter.
This Valentine’s Day we hope that these bible verses about love
Inspire you share your heart with your spouse your children, your friends and your community in a way that points them to the love that you have for them all year long!
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