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28 Scriptures for Your Sweetie
Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday for many people. Society highlights the importance of this day so much that before you know it, you are buying a sappy card and a box of chocolates for a ridiculous amount of money. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy being on the receiving end of Valentine’s Day as much as the next girly-girl. But, as my love for my husband matures, I desire to give him gifts that last longer than one day. After all, we are to demonstrate our love for our spouses every day of the year, and not just on February 14th.
1 John 4 verses 8 and 16 tell us that God is love, and I can’t think of a better way to love our spouses than to shower them with the Word of God. Not to be preachy, but to highlight the truth that sometimes the Bible can more accurately communicate my love than any sentiment found in the greeting card section of a store.
So, for the twenty-eight days of February, I am going to gift my husband with a verse from the Bible. I might send some over text or e-mail while others I will write on his bathroom mirror or car windows (dry erase markers have so many uses). The ones more sensual in nature, I might whisper to him while wearing a for-his-eyes-only outfit, and the verses describing forgiveness or the depths of God’s love will be best in a love note citing specific examples from our marriage.
The prophet Isaiah tells us that the Word of our God endures forever and reminds us that His Word does not return void. It will accomplish what the Lord desires and achieve the purpose for which it was sent.
Can there be a better gift?
This Valentine’s Day, my gift may appear small and inexpensive, but the intention and heart behind this act of love will minister to my husband in a way nothing of this world can. I am waiting with anticipation to see what fruits these twenty-eight days will yield. Do you want to join me? You can choose verses dear to your heart or use my suggestions below. And, if your husband is hesitant to accept a Scriptural gift you can always quietly pray these over him.
- My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand. ~Song of Solomon 5:10
- Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ~1 Peter 4:8
- …I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. ~ Jeremiah 31:3
- Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. ~ Proverbs 5:18-19
- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. ~ James 1:17
- 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. ~Song of Solomon 8:7
- So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” ~Matthew 19:6
- So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. ~ Genesis 29:20
- I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine… Song of Solomon 6:3
- This is my command: Love each other. ~ John 15:17
- I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go… Song of Solomon 3:4
- However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. ~Ephesians 5:33
- Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. ~Proverbs 17:9
- How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! ~Song of Solomon 7:6
- And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. ~Colossians 3:14
- 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 them 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. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
- 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. ~ 1 John 4:18
- If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. ~Deuteronomy 24:5
- Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. ~Genesis 2:24
- A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” ~ John 13:34-35
- Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine. ~Song of Solomon 1:2
- Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure… ~ Hebrews 13:4
- Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ~ Genesis 2:18
- 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. ~ Song of Solomon 8:6
- Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. ~ 1 John 3:18
- Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. ~Song of Solomon 2:3
- For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21
- There are three things that amaze me— no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman. ~Proverbs 30:18-19
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Now don’t feel like you have to stop at day twenty-eight!
After a month of receiving God’s Word, your husband might appreciate continuing this habit. A passage such as 1 Corinthians 13 is a great chapter to give, verse-by-verse, as you express your love with the Word.
Happy Love Month!