Looking for Valentine’s Day Bible Verses? While we won’t find Valentine’s Day in the Bible, we will find a lot about love.
We find examples of love between spouses, the faithful love of a friend, the fierce love of a parent. But most importantly, we find perfect love from God, the one who loved us first.
God’s Word can provide us the perfect template for love in showing us God’s love, and help us love others in a way that reflects Him.
Whether it’s February 14th or any other day of the year, let’s take time to reflect on these scriptures about love. They can also be helpful to include in Valentine’s Day cards or other sweet notes on a special day.
Here are 25 Valentine’s Day Bible Verses for February 14th (or every day of the year.) Be sure to check out the free Valentine’s Day Bible Verse Printable at the end of this post!
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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses
Valentine’s Day often reminds us of romantic love, but there are so many other types of love that we enjoy in our lives. The most important of these is God’s everlasting love. He is faithful and true in His love and will always love us.
We also can find scripture about loving each other and loving God, as well as Scripture that encourages us in love.
Enjoy these Valentine’s Day Bible verses and don’t miss the free printable at the end of this post.
God’s Love for Us
We can find peace and comfort in the fact that God loves us so much! He is the true meaning of love.
“Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.” John 15:9
In this verse, Jesus was reminding His disciples that He loved them as God loved Him. Isn’t that amazing? We are loved as God loved Jesus. Rest in that fact today.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
This is one of the most “famous” Bible verses, but with good reason. God loved us so much that He made it possible to be reconciled with Him despite our great sin.
He redeemed us through letting our Savior, Jesus Christ, pay the price of our sins on the cross. This is the ultimate demonstration of love.
“For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Many people struggle with God’s love because they think they don’t have access to it. Maybe they think that God couldn’t love someone like them. Maybe they look at their circumstances and decide that God can’t love them.
It just isn’t true. Nothing can separate us from God’s love! And God loved us so much that Jesus died for us while we were still in sin (Romans 5:8).
Our Love for God
Our love for God falls short when compared with how God loves us! But we can grow in our love for Him as we get to know Him more and more each day. Take a look in the Word of God to see what it says about our love for God.
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
There are at least two types of fear that we see in the Bible. One we see a lot is “fearing God,” which is a reverence and respect for our Almighty God, acknowledging His greatness and our smallness before Him.
The other type of fear we often see is the “afraid” kind, which can be imagined or have basis in fact. God loves us so much, and we should fear Him – be in awe and reverence before Him – but not be afraid of Him.
The closer we draw to the Lord, the more we will trust in His love and that He wants us to be close to Him. We can have this view of God that makes Him out to be a being that is just waiting for us to mess up so He can punish us.
It’s likely more accurate that He knows we are going to mess up and in His grace, is waiting for us to come back to Him. He would not have gone to the trouble of sending His Son to pay for our sins if He just wanted us to live afraid of His punishment after we accept that redemption.
Live a life that is in love with God, not in constant fear of Him raining down fire and brimstone on you for your mistakes. The more you live a life in relationship with God, the more that perfect love will drive out fear.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’Deuteronomy 6:4-5 This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30
This is an inspiring description of our love for God, that we can love Him with all that we are.
We can have a well-rounded love for God by letting Him grow us in all the areas of our lives. Someone who is all about serving might try connecting to God through art, while someone who is more about experiencing God could work on serving Him through tasks outside of their comfort zone.
What a privilege it is to love God with all that we are!
1 John 4:19
“We love him, because he first loved us.” I John 4:19
Is it not easier to love when we first know that we are loved? God gives us a head start in our love for Him by loving us first.
His love for us is the very best example of love that we can have. As imperfect people, we can’t love as good as God loves us, but we can try to reflect God’s love back to Him and to other people.
Love for One Another
Wouldn’t everyone’s lives be better if everyone prioritized loving one another? Loving others as Christ loves us exemplifies a life of grace, compassion, and care that is often lacking in our lives today.
Take inspiration from these Bible verses on loving one another.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
Jesus told His disciples that people will know they are of Him by their love for one another. This seems like an especially important reminder today.
Christians today have many opportunities to stand against things that break God’s heart, but they sometimes do it in a way that is mean-spirited and even hateful.
We do need to call sin, sin. We must stand up for Christ. But Jesus said that our love for others is the way people know we are His disciples. Let’s major on that instead of putting all of our time and energy into being outraged and complaining.
1 John 3:23
“This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.” 1 John 3:23
We are commanded to love one another. This is not always an easy task, as we aren’t always compatible with one another, or we may have had bad experiences with some people in the past.
Loving others might not look the same for each person we encounter. We may need to have more boundaries with one person, or spend less time with another person. But we are still required to love them.
When this is a struggle, we can spend time in prayer asking God how He wants us to love that person. It’s also good to seek counsel from mature Christians for wisdom on handling these difficult situations.
1 John 4:11
“Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11
God’s love is a beautiful example of how we are to love others. We can reflect God’s love back to others, and He can also help us to love others as we should.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
“If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Sometimes we know the good things we should do, and we do them, but without love. The reasons vary. It can be to be admired by others or to maintain a reputation. It can also be because you are tired or burned out and are just going through the motions.
Whatever the reason for doing even the best things without love, it is best to take a moment to examine your life. Rest before God and seek His guidance for this issue.
Sometimes this could mean taking a Sabbath break to reevaluate why and how we are serving. Asking God to refresh and renew our love for what we are doing and who we are serving is also a great way to reconnect our service with our love for others.
“But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you.” Matthew 5:44
This can be a difficult Bible verse for some people as they struggle with people who genuinely don’t like them or even wish them harm.
Loving these people might not practically look like how we would love those who love us back. But God wants us to bless them, do good for them, and pray for them.
The world tells us to be petty and mean to our enemies. But God wants us to show them love.
If this is a difficult step, the best first step is usually prayer. We can do this from afar. God can use it to change our hearts towards them and to give us wisdom on any next steps He might have for us with our enemies.
Another way to love our enemies from far away is to not spend time gossiping about them. Sometimes you are actually warning someone away from harm; this is OK. But other times, it’s about damaging someone’s reputation. Be bigger than that.
1 Peter 4:8
“And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
This Bible verse encourages us to be loving to one another. Love has a way of smoothing over a lot of problems. When we know someone’s heart was in the right place, it helps us to be more forgiving and understanding.
“The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’Leviticus 19:18 There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
Most of us love ourselves more than anyone else. It seems especially fitting for Jesus to tell us to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves.
This can mean putting others’ needs ahead of your own, thinking of others instead of just ourselves, and thinking through our actions as to how they will affect others.
The Faithful Love of a Friend
“True friends are great riches.”-Anonymous
Having a friend is such a gift! We go through different seasons of friendships in our lives, some leaner than others.
The Bible talks about friendships and how we can be dear friends to one another.
“A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
Some friendships are more acquaintances. These can be small gifts to us throughout life. But there are deeper friendships, and those are described in this Bible verse.
Being a good friend means loving your friends even when life is hard. It might not look the same as when things are easy, but a good friend isn’t just there for the easy times in life.
“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.” Proverbs 10:12
When we let hatred run free in our heart and our lives, it shows in our relationships, including our friendships. When we are loving in our relationships, we make it easier to forgive and love one another.
1 John 3:18
“My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:18
Jesus encourages us “dear children” to not just say I love you, but to live out that love.
God gives us so many opportunities to live out that greater love to others by being kind and forgiving, and serving one another.
This is a great Bible verse to meditate on when it is a particularly hard day to love others.
Bible Verses about Romantic Love
The Bible talks about the love of married couples for one another. There were very few dating scenarios in the Bible, as people in both the Old Testament and New Testament did not date each other. Most, if not all, were arranged marriages.
The ideal true love we long for in our relationships is faithful, understanding, and genuine. All of these traits that are found in the love of God.
We can be blessed by these relationships, as well as refined for God’s purposes. Let’s celebrate the love of these relationships as we reflect on these romantic Bible verses.
“Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Proverbs 5:18
The writer of Proverbs 5 was encouraging the husband to be faithful to his wife and to stay away from temptation. Instead, it is better to take joy in his own wife.
“Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5:33
Again, we are reminded to love as we love ourselves. The wife is encouraged to respect her husband, which was esteemed above all else when this was written, but it’s still very important today. In marriage, we should respect and love one another.
“Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22 WEBBE
Being married can be such a blessing, both to each other, and from the Lord. This verse is also a good reminder not to take each other for granted.
Song of Solomon 1:2
“The Song of songs, which is Solomon’s. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2
The Bible is far from silent on married love, and records some very romantic words of love in Song of Solomon. This physical expression of love is seen in the context of married love.
Encouragement in Love
Has it been difficult lately to be loving or kind to each other? Studying these Bible verses is a better way to focus on loving others the way that God wants us to.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Love is patient and is kind. Love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
This list of what love is and what love isn’t, as well, is a great checklist to help us evaluate how we are doing in loving other people. It can show us areas to work on, like not keeping a record of wrongs, or being prideful.
“Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report: if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
This can be a helpful Bible verse when we are discouraged about someone else. Focusing on the good things about others, instead of the bad, is a great way to feel more loving towards them.
“Also delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 WEBBE
We can be obsessed with our own wants and desires, with feeling loved and fulfilled. If we shift our focus to finding our joy and fulfillment in the Lord, we will often be freer to love others.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
We are not on our own when it comes to loving others. We don’t have to just muster up this love out of nowhere. Love is one of the fruits, or by-products, of the Holy Spirit. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can love others.
“Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.” Colossians 3:14-16
If we spent each day walking in love, it would make a lot of our relationships and problems easier. This passage reminds us to walk in love and let the peace of God rule in our hearts. This helps us in unity, fellowship, and worship. We can work together in perfect harmony when we walk in love.
Valentine’s Day Bible Verses Free Printable
These favorite Bible verses about love are a great way to focus on love at Valentine’s Day or any other part of the year. It doesn’t specifically mention Valentine’s Day, so feel free to use it any other day of the year as well.
It is a selection of 9 Bible verses from this post.
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Whether it is February 14th or any other day of the year, may these Valentine’s Day Bible Verses bless you and those you love!