7 Beautiful Truths About the Love of God

This February – the month of love – as windows get decorated with papercut hearts and pink ribbons, when chocolate-giving is in earnest, it’s just right that we turn our thoughts toward the Greatest Valentine of all: the One Who Chased After Your Heart, Never Broke His Promises, and Kept Your Name in the Palm of His Hands. And to remind you of His great love for you, here are seven truths in line with seven verses. If you’re running out of stock, or you think that human emotions are fleeting, you can be assured that His is yours forever.

God’s Love is time-encompassing

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34

God’s Love is joy-stirring

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” – Psalm 107:8-9

God’s Love is fear-dispelling

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:18-19

God’s Love is soul-fixing

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

God’s Love is unfailing

“‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10

God’s Love makes us brave

“In all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death or life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:37-39

God’s Love makes us love better.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

The Bible has so many verses about how great, rich and radiant the love of God is. David sang his Psalms, Isaiah lisped his prophecies, John paid tribute to his Rabbi; all these can be tied up into one fact: God is Love (1 John 4:8). He is the Love that endures, forgives, encourages, nurtures and provides. His is the love that inspired us to love back, simply because we have been given so much than what we deserved.

This season of love – or any season at all – express the bright, warm, conquering love of God in your lives through every means. Choose to love with a love that’s alive, a love that continues to move, and a love that bears fruits. May you always hold on to this love, and may you open your hands to share it to those who need more.