Whether you're writing a card to encourage a friend with the immeasurable love of God, or you're composing something poetic for your husband or wife, writer's block can get the better of many of us when we're faced with a blank greetings card.
One of my favourite things to include with any card is a verse for that person to meditate on and chew over -- something that will uplift them and help them to see Jesus. Valentine's Day is all about celebrating love, so we've collected some of our favourite Bible verses about love below, whether it's the love of the Living God, the love of a friend, or the love of a spouse.
We've also created some quote graphics featuring them, so if you want to encourage a friend, you can save the image and share it via email or social media. If you hover over the image, you'll also be able to save it to Pinterest.
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:12
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
Hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offences.
And 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 great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
All verses are taken from the English Standard Version (UK).
What Bible verses would you include in a Valentine's Day card?