Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends! I hope that you have had (and continue to have) a wonderful day! Last year I did a post about the meaning behind Valentine's Day. To read it, click HERE.

While you celebrate with family and loved ones, please remember the greatest act of love ever done for any of us. God gave us His only son, who was perfect, to die a horrible death to save us. That is the greatest love of all. Come on, you all know the verse, say it with me. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Please take some time to reflect on a few verses about the importance of love that I have placed below.

1 Corinthians 13 "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not 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 have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

John 14:15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments."

Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."

1 Corinthians 16:14 " Let all that you do be done in love."

Mark 12:30 "And 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."

Please take some time to focus on these and enjoy the rest of your day. Happy Valentine's Day!   

9 comments:

  1. I love that John 15:13 verse. We sang a song based on that in choir once. :-)

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    1. It is a great verse—all of them are! But I love that one because it is an example that Jesus could not have had a greater love for us!

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    2. We sang a song based off that too, Lauren!! :D

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  2. Happy (very late) Valentines Day, Bethany!! Love those verses. ;) What version of the a Bible do you use?

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    1. I am a fan of the ESV. (English Standard Version) My Dad introduced it to me and I really like how clear it puts things. Which version do you like to use?

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    2. My family uses the King James Version. I really like how it reads. :) We also have an NLT and Geneva study Bibles.

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    3. Okay. The KJV is cool to me because it seems so OLD. Which it is, but still. I feel almost like that's how Jesus would have actually spoken though I know that he didn't even speak English. lol. For me, the ESV is much easier to understand but I still like the KJV. :D

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  3. Such great verses! Thanks for posting :)

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