The world’s idea of love is grossly distorted. I love pizza, football and my motorcycle. God’s idea of love revolves around the Greek word “agape.” The theme is sacrifice and stretching out, and humbling ourselves to God and others. The world focuses on “me,” while the believer focuses on “Thee.” The world promotes greed, envy and pride. The Lord gives perfect peace to the one whose mind is stayed upon Him. (Isaiah 26:3) Perfect love casts out fear. Have a blessed Valentine’s Day. Pastor Steve
Below is the real origin of this holiday:
by Henry Morris III, D.Min. | Feb. 14, 2015
“Who so findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22)
Embedded in many of our customs and holidays are a mixture of pagan and biblical principles. Saint Valentine’s Day is no exception. Mystery surrounds who Valentine really was. He was probably a priest martyred in 269 A.D. at Rome. Among Roman Catholics, he is called the patron saint of affianced couples, beekeepers, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travelers, and young people. He is one busy (and confused) man!
In the Western world, the emphasis is on human expressions of love and friendship. That is certainly of importance and, when guided by the biblical principles, a godly ardor worth commemorating. Here are a few…
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