Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scriptures for Weddings & Love

“God is love.” (1 John 4:8) So it comes as no surprise that the New World Translation Bible is bursting with verses about love – not only the love that God has for us, but also the love that can exist between two people. These verses serve as encouragement for us, that we can truly find happiness in a union blessed by God and, as such, they are perfect for commemorating weddings and anniversaries. Keep reading to find out about some Bible verses that are appropriate for celebrating love.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

These words spoken by Paul are perhaps the most popular on the topic of love that the Bible has to offer. Too many times we ask what true love is and if it in fact exists when the answer is contained in these 100 words.

Matthew 19:5, 6

...'for this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh’? So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has yoked together, let no man put apart.

This passage, spoken by Jesus Himself, illustrates the meaning of unity between man and woman as ordained by God. This verse tells us not only of the possibility of love, but of its necessity. Just as one has a mother and a father, a spouse is also an important part of life.

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Colossians 3:14

But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.

Another beautiful verse boasting of the power of love. The preceding verses talk of the importance of compassion, kindness, humility, mildness and patience – all traits of a devoted Witness of Jehovah – but love gets its very own verse.

Proverbs 18:22

The one who finds a good wife has found something good, And he receives Jehovah’s favor.

A wife is truly a blessing from God and a sign of His goodness and mercy. One should rejoice for having been blessed in such a way and love his wife as God loves all His children.

Let these words stay in the hearts and minds of all those who are married and serve as hope for those who are anxious for the day that they find true love. Keep them in mind also as your friends and loved ones celebrate weddings and anniversaries and remind these blessed people of these verses. Ministry Ideaz makes this easy by offering beautifully designed wedding and anniversary cards featuring these meaningful passages.

Which Bible verse about love is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below!

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