Words of Love

February 14 | Song of Solomon 1:2; 9-10

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine!” (Song of Solomon 1:2)

“I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots. Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with a necklace of jewels.” (Song of Solomon 1:9–10)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Couples express their love in different ways. But one of the best ways to let someone know you love them is to tell them. The Song of Solomon is filled with poetry between a husband and his wife. It begins with courtship and goes through marriage.

It’s a personal, but good start to discover how husband and wife shared poetry together. Each spouse should discover their own personal touch to express their love in words. And then show it through actions.

Words have a way of touching the heart and soul. Don’t be afraid to find a way to express your love to your spouse. It doesn’t have to be the most elegant poetry he or she has ever heard. But it has to express your deep feelings and commitment.

Use the Song of Solomon as a diving board, a jumping off point. It can be as mushy as you want. After all, these are words only for your spouse. Take this day to enjoy one another, surprising him or her with gifts. Lavish your love on the most important person in your life.

Action Step: Express your love in new ways today to your spouse. Get creative in surprising them. Develop secret ways to lavish your love over them, something just between the two of you. Even if it’s not you need, do it to show your commitment to them.

Jesus, bless my spouse with your goodness and steadfast love toward them today. Lavish your grace upon them. Make this a special day where they feel your provision and protection. Help me find ways to lavish my love on them.

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