“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.” (John 3:16 NIV)
As we approach Valentine’s Day, many of us are busy buying cards and gifts for our special someone. While there are others who are perhaps still waiting for their special someone to come around. However, no matter which category we fall into, there’s one amazing truth we should all remember and really relish in on this Valentine’s Day. We were all sent a Valentine when God sent His son to earth to die for our sins. So, while roses and cards are nice, there is simply no other act of love that could possibly come close to comparing to the gift we were given through Jesus.
Why don’t we all use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to share this unbelievably amazing gift with others by spreading His love to those around us? Whether it’s by telling our friends and family how much we love them or by sharing the Gospel with someone who has yet to know Christ, we all have a chance to make Valentine’s Day a happy one for everyone we encounter.
10 Verses of Love:
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.” Proverbs 10:12
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great…” Luke 6:35
“But the fruit of Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
“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.’” Matthew 22:37-39