Today is Valentine’s Day! A day set aside in our society for showing love to our significant other. Now, I have no vendetta against the holiday, but have you’ve noticed that “love” is marketed to us in the forms of jewelry, flowers, candies, and stuffed animals. That is what I have seen my entire life, so I think it’s safe to say that society sees “love” as tangible. Something that you give in the form of gifts. There’s more to love though.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, “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.”
Surely, we can show our love to our significant other through gift giving, but there is so much more to love than what is tangible. Can we work on how to love better through our actions and attitudes? Once that question is asked, it’s not hard to apply that question everyone we come into contact with, not just our significant other.
So, as we celebrate this day today, let’s try to go forward thinking about what biblical love is and make every day “Valentine’s Day.” 1 Corinthians 13: 13, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”