Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
As we think about those we love, let's not forget the ONE who loves us most of all - our Heavenly Father... the One who sent His only Son to die for us... the one who will never leave us or forsake us... the One who wrote the greatest love letter of all - The Holy Bible!
Because HE first loved us, we should love Him back, and love OTHERS as well. Here are several verses from God's Word that talk about this kind of love we should have for each other:
Matthew 22:37-39 - And He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, ad with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
John 13:34 - "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
Romans 12:9-13 - Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
I John 4:21 - And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
I Timothy 1:5 - But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.