Valentine’s Day will be here soon. And the promise of love it brings with it is undeniable.
Pictures of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of candy, and candlelit dinners dance in our heads as we dream of spending this special day with our special someone.
But instead of our heads, it’s really our hearts that long to feel love this time of year. We want it to reach down deep inside, touch our hearts and make us feel special.
This kind of love is a wonderful thing to have. And one we should celebrate when we find it.
But for Christians, Valentine’s Day is even bigger than a once a year romance. Because we know the true meaning of love. A love that is everlasting when nothing else is. A love that will never leave us even if we have a bad hair day. And a love that sacrificed everything just to spend eternity with us.
This kind of love is the reason God the Father, sent Jesus the Son to die on a cross in our place. And it’s the reason Jesus willingly gave up His throne and died a sinner’s death. Without their love, we wouldn’t have the hope of salvation. But because of it, we can have confidence in our faith and know our future in heaven is secure.
This is the love that lasts through the ages. The one we’ve been searching our whole lives for. When everything else fades away, it will still endure.
So, how do we find this love?
It’s in the touching love letter God penned just for us!… the Bible!
And today we’re gonna read these Touching Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day in honor of our One True Love!
There’s a little something for everyone here, so I hope you find the love you’re searching for. Let’s start with this simple question…
What is Love?…
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16
God’s Love for us…
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
The Love of Jesus
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Love for a Husband or Wife
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Song of Solomon 2:16
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
How to Love…
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’a]”> This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
Let all that you do be done with love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Has God’s love letter touch your heart? Please leave a comment and let me know which of these Touching Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day blessed you today.
Happy Valentine’s Day! And may you feel the loving touch of the Master’s hand on you!