While summer is typically the season for weddings, many people opt instead to get married in the fall. The mild temperatures and beautiful foliage likely have something to do with it, especially with weddings tending to be in outdoor venues nowadays. Regardless of whether you are getting married yourself, in a wedding or simply attending a wedding, the following are some of the most applicable Bible passages for weddings. Add them to cards or share with your friends and family.
Popular Bible Passages For Weddings
Pursue the following wedding scriptures that perfectly communicate the true nature of God’s love and how the marriage relationship is likely the closest example of this on planet earth.
1 Corinthians 13
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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 honors and always perseveres.”
This passage is often called the “love” chapter as it showcases what true love should look like. It is truly a challenging passage for any couple, especially one just starting out. It shows the power and resilience of love and that it can never be conquered or minimized. It is a great passage to share with a couple or to use as part of a wedding ceremony.
1 Peter 4:8
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
This verse is another example of the resiliency of love. This doesn’t mean that we minimize sin or allow toxic or abusive behavior to go unchecked, but that we don’t hold everyday failings against the guilty party any longer. Love truly does cover over a multitude of wrongs. This is the reason a mother can go on loving a child who spills paint on the carpet or a wife can go on loving her husband after he forgets to bring home the grocery order. As humans, we are flawed, but Christ’s love gives us a way to overcome these shortcomings. In the same way, love between a man and a woman can often help them overlook minor issues or disagreements.
1 John 4:18-19
“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.”
Many people in today’s society are fearful of commitment. To them, love itself is almost scary, because it means that they will have to sacrifice themselves—their dreams, likes, goals, etc.—on the altar of marriage. However, in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as love truly drives out fear. We need not worry about “losing ourselves” in marriage as God has designed the two to become one and it is a way of living life to its fullest, not limiting our freedoms.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Love is the polar opposite of selfishness, because when you love someone completely, you begin to put their needs and even preferences ahead of your own. You don’t do this because you feel you're not of value or what you want doesn’t matter. You do this because to love someone means to care more about them than about your own wants and desires. They will in turn do the same for you, so marriage actually works out amazingly well, which is how it was designed to function by God.
Song of Solomon 3:4
“Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house to the room of the one who conceived me.”
The Song of Solomon is unlike any other book in the Bible and many scholars disagree on its purpose. However, we can take the passages laid out in the book and appreciate the beautiful, lyrical way the scriptures explain what love looks like between a man and a woman. Other translations of this verse read slightly differently and say “I have found the one whom my soul loves”, which is especially moving.
“Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
God allows us to meet the person who is to be our person. This couple is now seen in God’s eyes as a unit that should not be broken or divided. No one should ever come between a man and a woman and seek to alter or interfere with their relationship.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help him up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Marriage is a partnership and no one person is as strong alone as two are together. That’s why God designed this unique relationship and gave each person, both the man and woman, individual strengths and weaknesses that they can then use in conjunction with each other to create an ideal union. In this passage, we see the importance of simply living life with someone by your side. It also considers the immense power there is in a union where both parties are committed to God. The three strands are often thought of to signify a man, woman and God.
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