How To Choose Readings For Weddings

Bible Readings For Weddings:The song ‘Lover Of The Light’ by Mumford And Sons implores the married to ‘love the one you hold’. But in a society that has so cheapened a word that we now declare our ‘love’ of chocolate or baths, it can be hard to work out what that means. A wedding is an ideal time to focus on what unconditional love truly is. And what better way than to read the words of the One who created it?Of the thousands of bible readings for weddings you could choose, below is a selection split into loose themes: Readings for weddings celebrating love as a powerful force

Song of Songs 8:6-7: Love is as strong as death; it burns like blazing fire.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: 
Two are better than one; a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13: The nature of love described: Love is patient, keeps no record of wrongs, always perseveres. It will remain even when we see Jesus ‘face to face.’

Readings for weddings about commitment and integrity

-Advice to both partnersGenesis 2:18-24: Marriage is a sacred commitment, as two people unite to become ‘one flesh.’

Proverbs 3:1-6, 13-18:
 Develop loyalty and faithfulness, trust in the Lord with all your heart. Seek wisdom because it is precious and all her paths are peace.
Ephesians 4:25-5:2: Do not let the sun go down on your anger but resolve arguments before bed. Forgive each-other.

Romans 12:1-2, 9-13: Worship God sacrificially, honour one another above yourselves, serve the Lord with zeal, pray faithfully and be hospitable.

Philippians 4:4-9: Rejoice in the Lord always, pray with thanksgiving, receive peace and think on the excellent.

Colossians 3:12-17:
 Clothe yourselves with compassion, forgive, put on love. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Ephesians 5:21,22,25: Submit to each-other; Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church.

-Separate advice for man and wife
Proverbs 31:10-31: The ultimate, super-woman wife!

Ephesians 5:21-32: Submission, with the husband as head of the wife. The marriage relationship reflects Christ’s relationship with the Church.

 Readings for weddings about God’s faithfulness in a time of change

Romans 8:31-39: Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

 Genesis 9:12-16: The rainbow reminds us of God’s covenant promises and that marriage is also a covenant.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: 
There is a time for everything, a time to be born and a time to die; God is Sovereign.

 Readings for weddings about serving God together

Isaiah 61:1-11: The Spirit of the Lord brings freedom and God wants to partner with us. He can make us ‘oaks of righteousness,’ bringing restoration. We delight in the Lord and the righteousness He brings.

Matthew 6:25, 33: 
Seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness and He will take care of the rest.

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