It's Valentine's Day, a day we set aside for honoring love. And what better way to honor love than to look to the true source of it!
God the Father demonstrated His great love for us in the ultimate manner: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” —Romans 5:8b.
Scripture overflows with verses reminding us of God’s great, enduring, and abounding love. Below is a list of a few verses to remember on this loving Valentine’s Day!
1 John 4:16
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 John 4:7-9
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.”
1 John 3:1
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we could be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
1 Corinthians 16:14
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Peter 4:8
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
“The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5
“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”
1 John 4:10
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
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