Valentine’s Day can be a complicated holiday. If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is either a painful reminder of loneliness OR it’s a fun excuse to celebrate with your gal pals. If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is either an opportunity for romance OR a lot of pressure to spend money.
But Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be a stressful occasion. Especially if you’re a Christian woman, you can turn to God. Of course, Christians should always turn to God! Some of us just need an extra reminder around Valentine’s Day.
I’ve put together a list of scripture readings for Valentine’s Day. Depending on how you define a Bible verse, this list contains either 28 Bible verses for Valentine’s Day… or quite a few more! I could have quoted much more from God’s word, but I think my scripture selections are a good place to start.
I hope you find encouragement in one or more of these Bible verses, no matter your current season of life.
Encouraging Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day
I’ve searched both the Old Testament and the New Testament for encouraging Bible verses for Valentine’s Day. The Bible is filled with God’s love for us as well as reminders to love one another. Just writing out these scriptures gave me a sense of peace and comfort in God’s love for me, Her daughter. I hope you feel the same way as you read these Bible verses.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. -Numbers 6:24-26
Psalm 37 is a beautiful Bible verse filled with encouragement and reassurance. I recommend reading all of it, but I’ve shared a few select passages below. These particular Bible verses for Valentine’s Day will encourage you to trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:3-4
But the meek shall inherit the land,
and delight themselves in abundant prosperity. -Psalm 37:11
Our steps are made firm by the Lord,
when he delights in our way;
though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong,
for the Lord holds us by the hand. -Psalm 37:23-24
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak justice.
The law of their God is in their hearts;
their steps do not slip. -Psalm 37:30-31
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
he is their refuge in the time of trouble. -Psalm 37:39
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ -Matthew 22:36-39
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. -John 15:9-11
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:12-13
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. -Romans 12:9-13
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. -Colossians 3:1-4
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. -Colossians 3:12
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. -Colossians 3:14
1 John 3
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. -1 John 3:11
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. -1 John 3:18
1 John 4
Another beautiful chapter of Bible, this time filled with God’s love! God’s love is glorious and beyond measure. Again, you can read the entire chapter, or just the perfect Bible verses for Valentine’s Day. When we remember God’s love, we also remember the importance of non-romantic love.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. -1 John 4:7
God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. -1 John 4:9-10
Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. -1 John 4:11-12
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. -1 John 4:16-17
We love because he first loved us. -1 John 4:19
Romantic Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day
Are you looking for the perfect Bible verse to write in your spouse’s valentine? Choose one of the following beautiful Bible verses for Valentine’s Day! Some specifically refer to romantic love. Others are more about love in general, but you can still use them for romantic love.
Also, I easily could have included Song of Solomon in its entirety! I think I selected a handful of romantic Bible verses to pique your interest. Why not curl up with your cutie on Valentine’s Day and read the whole book together!
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Song of Solomon 1
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine -Song of Solomon 1:2
Ah, you are beautiful, my love;
ah, you are beautiful;
your eyes are doves. -Song of Solomon 1:15
Song of Solomon 2
Sustain me with raisins,
refresh me with apples;
for I am faint with love.
6 O that his left hand were under my head,
and that his right hand embraced me! -Song of Solomon 2:5-6
Song of Solomon 4
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you. -Song of Solomon 4:7
Song of Solomon 8
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If one offered for love
all the wealth of one’s house,
it would be utterly scorned. -Song of Solomon 8:7
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. -Mark 10:9
1 Corinthians 13
Out of all the possible Bible verses for Valentine’s Day, 1 Corinthians 13 is my favorite! There’s a reason why it’s so popular at weddings. While the love in 1 Corinthians 13 isn’t specifically about marriage, advice for love in general still applies to romantic love.
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
1 Peter 4
Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8
This Valentine’s Day, never forget how much God loves you.
Your earthly relationship status does not define you–find your identity in the Lord. Remember that you are Her precious child, made in Her own image. Your worth comes from God, not from man.
I hope these Bible verses for Valentine’s Day bring you love and comfort.
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