Your wedding day is a wonderful occasion shared with your family, friends, fiance and God. Be sure to capture the devotion and true meaning of the day by including bible verses in your ceremony that reaffirm you and your partners commitment to each before God, and that perfectly reflect the feelings and joy you are feeling. Here are some of the best Bible Verses to include in your wedding ceremony, which perfectly define true love and convey the beauty and symbolism behind your wedding vows. For an extra special touch, select a verse that holds meaning to you, and emboss it upon Digby & Rose custom wedding invitations. This will allow all guests to celebrate the beauty and meaning behind your wedding before the big day even arrives.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 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.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
This beautiful verse is recognized by so many followers of the Bible and holds a dear spot in many people’s heart. This verse so accurately describes the selfness nature of true love, and asks both you and your partner to unite in faith, hope and love; and reminds you both to always be faithful, selfless and kind to one another in your marriage.
Song of Songs 8:6-7 NIV
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”
This verse contains some of the most beautiful language in the Bible. It reminds us of the everlasting, resilient nature of true love; while also reminding the bride and the groom of the weight of their promise to one another.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man 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.”
These words remind us why we seek a partner in life. They help describe how two individuals moving down a path towards God together can help each other along their way. This verse reminds us that occasionally we may need our partner’s strength to survive in life, but that we are also meant to provide a helping hand when they look to us for support and encouragement.
2 John 1:6
“I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
This powerful verse reminds us that marriage and love are not self-serving. That the ultimate goal is to better serve and celebrate God through your Holy union. This verse also evokes the imagery of journey, which is a beautiful description of the road you and your lawfully wedded partner are about to embark upon.
Ephesians 5:15-16, 21
“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is… Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
Again, this quote serves as a reminder that ultimately we are to serve God and not only ourselves through marriage. It is important, and often forgotten, that man must rise above everyday evils and foolish temptations in order to serve him. This verse asks us for the courage to throw our foolish, often selfish, natures aside and use our marriages as vessels to better serve Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:14
“Do everything in love.”
Perhaps the shortest line in the Bible, this verse reminds us at the very core that everything we do is to be motivated and guided by love. Cast aside selfish and hateful urges and do everything out of love and devotion.
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