There are many stories associated with Valentine’s Day. It is said that during the 3rd century in Rome, a priest by the name of Valentine (or some derivative of Valentine), was killed for performing marriages of young men to young women after it was outlawed by the emperor of that time. The emperor thought single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage. Clearly this emperor had no revelation on the power of a good woman and the power of marriage.
Proverbs 31:11,12, and 23 will be our ammunition against Emperor Claudius II.
11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
If Emperor Claudius II was privy to this information, that a good woman enriches you, does you good, and has a hand in you being on the city council, he may not have made such a harsh decree. The role of a woman in a man’s life is pivotal. Your relationship with him is literally supposed to make him better. So in return, on days like Valentine’s Day, he will praise you in the form of chocolate, roses, and diamonds.
Some people give no honor to Valentine’s Day. They say things like, “Valentine’s Day should be everyday” (this is meant to be read with extreme sarcasm). Then it wouldn’t be special, and this martyred saint would get no props for defending marriage (which is typical of this day and age, where people are attempting to waterdown what marriage is). It is important to show love and appreciation on a daily basis, but chocolates everyday would lead to obesity and diabetes, and diamonds everyday would lead to bankruptcy.
For those who are single, celebrate Valentine’s Day in preparation for that special someone who is heading your way. I believe strongly in sowing and reaping, and buying yourself some roses and candy, because you are worth roses and candy, will open the door for the right man to make those purchases for you because he desires to honor you. I also feel it’s important for our children to learn the importance of honoring loving relationships. If I teach my boys now the importance of honoring a woman on special days like Valentine’s Day, I save myself the drama of daughter-in-laws complaining about my sons being unromantic.
So join in the festivities. Honor the ones you love. Get on the dance floor and quit holding up the wall. Put on the lingerie, even if it doesn’t last long. We get one shot at life, take advantage of every opportunity to make it more colorful and memorable.
References: Proverbs 31: 11,12,23, 28