Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentines’ Day, began as a church holiday on February 14 in honor of martyrs – saints whose names were Valentine or Valentinus. It is believed that the first valentine note of the heart was sent by Valentine who was in prison for the girl he loved. Valentines notes are recorded much later than in the past. While the meaning and celebration of Valentine’s Day has changed, it has always been a special day of loving bathing for those we hold close to.
Valentine’s Day can create different emotions for different people. For some it is a great satisfaction to celebrate the love you have for yourself, your spouse, and your friends and family. For some, it may create feelings of loneliness. Whether you are single or married, let these Bible verses encourage you to celebrate, for God has unconditional love for us. No matter what age you are or what age you are in life, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated because of God’s great love.
1 John 4: 8
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Psalm 37: 4
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. ”
Romans 12: 9
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hate what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
1 John 4:12
12 No man hath seen God at any time; But if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
1 John 3:18
18 Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
1 John 4: 7-8
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:19
19 We love, because he first loved us.
Song of Solomon 1: 2
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.