25 Valentines’ Day Bible Verses on Love + 25 Free Wallpapers
In celebration of this saint from the early Church, we’ve rolled out 25 verses from Sacred Scripture that speak to the nature of love as God designed.
And while your fuzzy, heart-warming Hallmark cards are here, the enduring love of an eternal God, a passionate bride and bridegroom, the hunter for his lover, the man prepared to live in sacrifice and/or die for his beloved is all here too.
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Happy feast of St Valentine’s!
God so loved the world, that he gave up his only-begotten Son, so that those who believe in him may not perish, but have eternal life.
But here, as if God meant to prove how well he loves us, it was while we were still sinners 9 that Christ, in his own appointed time, died for us.
Neither the height above us nor the depth beneath us, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which comes to us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am alive; or rather, not I; it is Christ that lives in me. True, I am living, here and now, this mortal life; but my real life is the faith I have in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
1 John 3:1
See how the Father has shewn his love towards us; that we should be counted as God’s sons, should be his sons. If the world does not recognize us, that is because it never recognized him.
Do not let anybody have a claim upon you, except the claim which binds us to love one another. The man who loves his neighbour has done all that the law demands.
Yes, brethren, freedom claimed you when you were called. Only, do not let this freedom give a foothold to corrupt nature; you must be servants still, serving one another in a spirit of charity. After all, the whole of the law is summed up in one phrase, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
You must be always humble, always gentle; patient, too, in bearing with one another’s faults, as charity bids; eager to preserve that unity the Spirit gives you, whose bond is peace. You are one body, with a single Spirit; each of you, when he was called, called in the same hope; with the same Lord, the same faith, the same baptism; with the same God, the same Father, all of us, who is above all beings, pervades all things, and lives in all of us.
1 Peter 1:22
Purify your souls with the discipline of charity, and give constant proof of your good will for each other, loving unaffectedly as brethren should.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another; love springs from God; no one can love without being born of God, and knowing God.
You have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thy enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute and insult you, that so you may be true sons of your Father in heaven, who makes his sun rise on the evil and equally on the good, his rain fall on the just and equally on the unjust.
The first commandment of all is, Listen, Israel; there is no God but the Lord thy God; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with the love of thy whole heart, and thy whole soul, and thy whole mind, and thy whole strength.This is the first commandment, and the second, its like, is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
The man who loves me is the man who keeps the commandments he has from me; and he who loves me will win my Father’s love, and I too will love him, and will reveal myself to him.
I have bestowed my love upon you, just as my Father has bestowed his love upon me; live on, then, in my love. You will live on in my love, if you keep my commandments, just as it is by keeping my Father’s commandments that I live on in his love.
All this I have told you, so that my joy may be yours, and the measure of your joy may be filled up. This is my commandment, that you should love one another, as I have loved you. This is the greatest love a man can shew, that he should lay down his life for his friends; and you, if you do all that I command you, are my friends.
Songs of Songs 8:6-7
Hold me close to thy heart, close as locket or bracelet fits; not death itself is so strong as love, not the grave itself cruel as love unrequited; the torch that lights it is a blaze of fire. Yes, love is a fire no waters avail to quench, no floods to drown; for love, a man will give up all that he has in the world, and think nothing of his loss.
Song of Songs 7:10
My true love, I am all his; and who but I the longing of his heart?
Fill up my cup of happiness by thinking with the same mind, cherishing the same bond of charity, soul knit to soul in a common unity of thought.
By the way!
Don’t miss the special St. Valentine’s profile online at SaintNook, where the saints are always online.
We’ve amassed lots of shareable resources – a dedicated pinterest board, a playlist of videos, a great biography to learn more, and the best part; he’s always online to hear your prayers. :)
1 John 3:18
My little children, let us shew our love by the true test of action, not by taking phrases on our lips.
All my life thy loving favour pursues me; through the long years the Lord’s house shall be my dwelling-place.
He is thy friend, who is thy friend at all times; of a brother’s love there is no test like adversity.
Rachel had beauty both of form and face, 18 and on her Jacob’s love had fallen. So he answered, I will work seven years for thee to win thy younger daughter Rachel.
So Jacob worked seven years to win Rachel, and they seemed to him only a few days, because of the greatness of his love.
Songs of Songs 2:4-6
Into his own banqueting-hall the king has brought me, shewn me the blazon of his love. 5 Cushioned on flowers, apples heaped high about me, and love-sick all the while! His left hand pillows my head; his right hand, even now, ready to embrace me.
Song of Songs 4:9
What a wound thou hast made, my bride, my true love, what a wound thou hast made in this heart of mine! And all with one glance of an eye, all with one ringlet straying on thy neck!
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