Looking for that perfect message to send this Valentine's Day? Sick of sing-songy greeting card poems in iambic tetrameter? Why not look to the Bible for inspiration? Don't just use Accordance to finish your dissertation or pull together a sermon; use it to score points with the one you love.
Toward that end, here are a few verses which you may find useful this Valentine's Day:
For anyone in a relationship: "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." (Song of Solomon 8:6-7, NIV).
For married couples: Song of Solomon 5 and 7. (Sorry, no quotes. This blog is G-Rated!)
For couples facing a major decision: "Do what is in your heart. You choose. I'm right here with you whatever you decide." (1 Samuel 14:7, HCSB). (Sounds a lot better than "Yes, dear" doesn't it?)
For the person who is lonely this Valentine's Day: "Wait for the LORD; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the LORD." (Psalm 27:14, HCSB).
When you suspect they've "lost that lovin' feelin'": "Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart." (Proverbs 3:3, HCSB).
For long-distance relationships: "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other" (Genesis 31:49, NIV).
For the guy who forgot that today is Valentine's Day: "I am a worm and not a man!" (Psalm 22:6, HCSB).
Happy Valentine's Day, whatever your situation! ;-)