Day 10: Love is Tender
Head: A book of the Bible that is not mentioned very often is Solomon's Song of Songs. Song of Songs celebrates the gift of marital love. This book is a storybook romance and steamy dialog between two God-fearing, passionate lovers. For this husband and wife, much joy is found in their private, tender love. They belong to one another and rejoice in each other, kissing, caressing and whispering.
Not only did God create marriage, but the inclusion of this book in His Word says that our Heavenly Father also rejoices in married love and wants his people to rejoice as well.
1 Peter 5:14 Says to "Greet one another with a kiss."
Sometimes how we greet our spouses sets the mood for the time that will be spent together and you can often tell what type of relationship a couple has by their greeting. The Bible mentions greetings many times but there is one in which the importance of a greeting is stressed by the Apostle Paul. He believes it is so important he even lists all of his friends by name, all 27 of them.
Heart: We don't often think about our greetings and time spent together. Do we greet each other with a smile, are we comfortable talking to each other in the car or do we take the time to show our love through a phone call or message?
Song of Songs demonstrates how important it is to use kind words, a soft tone, a simple touch, etc. A loving manner in our greetings to our husbands could change the whole tone of a day or evening spent together. How we greet them when they come home or wake up in the morning really does tell our spouses a great deal about our love for them.Hands: Think of a way that you would like to greet your husband. Resolve to greet your husband in a way that you feel comfortable and show your enthusiasm for your love for him. Give him with a smile or hug that he is your one true love.
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. Songs 8:7
You do not have to greet your spouse with extreme enthusiasm everyday but resolve in your love to make a simple, lovely greeting a habit. A warm greeting that is enthusiastic could warm his heart for a very long time.
God takes delight in your marriage. How would your thoughts and actions be different this week if you fully believed that God loved you? Do you think that your husbands thoughts and actions would also be different if he fully believed in your love?
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. Songs 8:6