Let’s make sure God’s Word has the final say about the true meaning of love. Here are our top 10 Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day.
Scriptures for Valentine’s Day
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.
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
1 John 4:7-12
Dear friends: let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8; 13
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…. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 3:18-20 Bible Verse
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 5:1 Scripture
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.
Bible Verses about Love
In the next few days leading up to Valentine’s Day, love will be marketed in advertisements and store displays. Love will be equated with chocolate and cards and flowers and romance.
And yes, love can be demonstrated in these ways. But as followers of Christ, we know that love is so much more! Communicating that kind of love to our children in our homes, neighborhoods, and ministries is essential.
Compiled here is a toolbox of scripture references that define love. Use these verses for personal reflection, lesson plans, games, as memory verses, creative gifts for your students, in visual displays, and in cards that you write. God gave us no better definition of love than in His son Jesus. Let’s communicate His perfect love at this time of year – and all the year through!
What are your favorite scripture references that define love?
Bible Lesson for Valentine’s Day
God’s love for us is extravagant, forever, and incomparable! In this lesson, “God’s ‘Sticky,’ Eternal Love,” children will explore the depth of God’s love for them through bible study, a sticky-note activity, and an energizing seek-and-find game. In addition, the children will learn that the “stickiness” of God’s love is secure, so we can live […]
Craft Alert! Mail a Hug for Valentine’s Day This Valentine’s Day craft is so easy, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t made it before. Full disclosure here: I took a great idea that I saw somewhere else and tweaked it to make it more specific for Valentine’s Day. It’s the ideal craft for kids who […]
This is a calendar to help your students get familiar with some of the many Bible verses that are about love. Valentine’s Day is in February and I thought it would be great to have the kids learn about the love of God as well as practice their Bible reading skills in the process. Click […]
Who doesn’t love the sweet candy known as Conversation Hearts? I know I do! It’s so much fun reading those loving and sometimes humorous messages before popping those candies in your mouth. Since they are so popular around Valentine’s Day, why not use them as an object lesson? That’s what I plan to do. Here […]
I wanted to be able to give my students a valentine that would be meaningful. I also try to take every opportunity to have them read the Bible. So I created these printable Bible Verse Valentine cards as an answer to my problem. I thought some of you might be able to use them as […]
Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to teach our kids about the true meaning of love. The world wants them to think love is this superficial, conditional type feeling that we should be striving to have on Valentine’s Day so that we can get a box of chocolates. Well, that’s not what God says about […]
Planning to use 1 Corinthians 13 for part of your Valentine’s Day lesson this year? Here’s a word search that highlights some of the things that the Bible says that love is and that loves isn’t. It is a great way to help your students learn what the Bible says about love. 1 Corinthians 13 […]
One of the greatest commands that God has given us is to love one another. But what does this look like in our lives? This is the question that this lesson attempts to answer. The Bible gives us lots of commandments, such as to tell others about Jesus and give to the poor. Of all […]
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we are reminded of God’s never-ending and unfailing love for us. Secular Valentine’s Day is used to show those who we love romantically how much they mean to us, but this lesson uses it as a way to show God’s children how much He loves us. God’s love far exceeds […]
Looking for a sweet, yet effective Valentine’s themed object lesson? I’ve got one! This is a new take on an old lollipop lesson. The verse I use when teaching it is Ezekiel 36:26, And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the […]
As adults, we tend to approach the Hallmark holiday of hearts with mixed emotions, depending perhaps upon age, gender, relationship status, or past experiences…for kids, Valentine’s Day bears connotations of fun cards and plenty of extra sugar consumption. There is nothing necessarily wrong with all of this, of course…but why not re-direct the focus of […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the verses that seem to stick out around this time of the year is John 3:16-17. I wanted my kids to be able to have fun while working on learning these verses. Some of my kids already know them, while others don’t. That’s why this worksheet works […]
Valentine’s Day is coming up and I wanted to give my early readers a book that they can read as well as be the illustrator for. So I wrote this “Who Do I Love? Who Loves Me?” book. It is a repetitious book that uses the words I, love, loves, me, and my, along with […]
Unlike most folks, I’m not a big strawberry syrup fan but sometimes it’s delicious to have with milk. It makes a wonderful object lesson for teaching kids to see and appreciate God’s love. That’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you need to teach children about His precious love. This is so simple, it’s kind […]