Song of Solomon 6:7

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

Valentine's day is just another day for many. For some, it brings a lot of hurt they would rather not remember. For others, it is a time to give thanks and recognition to their spouses, for all they mean to them. A genuine, Godly romance, between a married man and woman, is the most precious thing in the sight of God. In Matthew 19:6 the Bible tells us that what God joins together in matrimony, let no other person break apart. There is a special romance that is only shared between a man and a woman who are married. God wants there to be a union; a romantic union. It is a type of a the Spiritual union between the Bride and Christ.

There is more to Valentine's day than most might realize, however. It is in honor of St. Valentine, who lived during the reign of emperor Claudius of Rome. When Claudius outlawed marriage - thinking that it would ruin his soldiers' ability to fight, and cause them not to want to be in the field of battle, but instead at home with their families - it was St. Valentine who stood up to him. Ultimately, St. Valentine was executed by the emperor for his stand on marriage and family. His stand, however, eventually brought marriage back into Rome, after the death of Claudius.

Whether you choose to do anything for your spouse on Valentine’s day or not, and regardless of what the world has turned this holiday into; remember that your spouse, and your family, are gifts of God. Even if you have a broken relationship, or a broken family, God still has open arms for you, to always love His own. The relationship between Christ and His Bride can never be replicated.

If you do have a spouse, why not take the time to tell them how thankful you are for them. They are God’s greatest gift to you, outside of salvation.

Always remember: it was by God’s great love for you that He paid the penalty for your sin, and gave you the gift of salvation. As a Believer, don’t overlook the fact that God loved you so much, that He gave His only begotten Son to die for you and raise again; to win the victory over sin and death, and become your Savior.

That is the greatest romance story that ever could be told; and the Bible is God’s love letter, written directly to you. Take the time this Valentine's day to thank the Lord for all He has done. Take the time to thank your spouse and loved ones.

61-0226 - "Jehovah-Jireh"

The Bible is a love letter. And you know the sweetest woman in all the world to me is Mrs. Branham. She's my sweetheart. I love her, just really love her. Now, there's no legalism among us. We absolutely believe in… We—we believe in the grace. We believe in love.

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