What’s a good Bible Verse for Valentine’s Day?
Are you looking for an inspirational Valentine’s Day scripture? In this devotional, we’ll find the perfect verse to share with a loved one this year.
True Love Meaning
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 candle lit 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 February 14th. 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 unfailing 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.
God’s Love Letter
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 going to read these Touching Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day in honor of our One True Love!
No matter what your relationship status is, there’s a little something for everyone here in God’s love note to you.
So, I hope you find the love you’re searching for in these Valentine’s Day Bible Verses.
Let’s start with this simple question…
What is Love?
This is the age-old question people ponder this time of year.
For most, it’s a quest that is never fulfilled. But for Christians, love is a gift of perfect unity in Christ Jesus.
Through our faith and knowledge of Him, we have an intimate relationship with the One True God.
Faith is where love begins. Not that it starts with us, because as we’ll learn in a minute, it doesn’t. But it’s the love we receive from Jesus that extends outward to everyone around us.
All because we believe.
Here are some of the most popular Bible verses that tell us what love is.
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.
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.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
God’s Love for us
It may not be the romantic love you were hoping for this Valentine’s Day, but God’s great love is even better than we ever imagined.
In God’s Word we find His everlasting love waiting for us with open arms. Let’s read about God’s love for us in these scriptures.
We love because he first loved us.
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.
keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Jude 1:21 NIV
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Love of Jesus
The measure of someone’s love can be seen in the way they are willing to sacrifice themselves for their loved one.
And without doubt, the sacrifice of Jesus is the greatest gesture of love in history. His work on the cross made a way for us to have eternal life in heaven with Him.
So, let’s learn more about the love of Jesus and how it has saved us.
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.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Valentines Verses for Husband or Wife
These romantic Bible verses are perfect for including in Valentine’s Day cards for your husband or wife. Their words of love reflect the intimacy only a married couple shares.
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.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth
for your love is more delightful than wine.
Song of Songs 1:2 NIV
“There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a young woman.
Proverbs 30:18-20 NIV
How to Love Like Jesus
Our Savior, Jesus Christ gave us the perfect example of how to love. And some of my favorite Bible Verses found in these scriptures about love.
They are a celebration of love that shows us how to love like Jesus. He gave His life to set us free from sin and made a way for us to have a loving relationship with God.
The following Bible Verses give us the perfect opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with the world.
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.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
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
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV
Love means so much to us. And during the month of February, it takes on a life of its own as we celebrate Valentine’s Day.
But true love is knowing God lives in your heart every day of the year. And that He loves you with indescribable love just the way you are!
After reading the Word of God for yourself, has God’s love letter touched your heart? Please leave a comment and let me know which of these Touching Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day blessed you today.
My favorite Valentine’s Bible Verse is 1 John 4:19. It reminds me that the beginning of love is God and His love for us.
This is my sincere prayer for you this Valentine’s Day…
Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
May you feel the love of Jesus and the touch of the Master’s hand on you!
And have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!