Great Love Stories

February brings Valentine’s Day and love stories. I have searched for books to read this month, keeping with the romantic theme, but since I’m not a big fan of the romance genre, I decided to read some of the great love stories in the Bible. I know the author well, and there are many interesting stories to choose from.

I will begin with the first great love story about Adam and Eve. It’s interesting to note that in typical relationships, we bring baggage into them. Childhood memories (good or bad), along with teenage drama, can affect how we relate to a prospective love interest.

Adam and Eve had no childhood! Adam, being the first human, had no memories of growing up in a house with parents, or sibling rivalry, owning/losing pets, no peer pressure, or family drama to shape his world view, and his career field was already decided. Eve never knew any sister bonding or what it was like to climb onto her daddy’s lap and be read to before bedtime. She had no mother to teach her how to cook or sew. Neither Adam or Eve had a human parent to teach them family values or how to succeed in life.

Today I begin reading this great love story about our ancestral parents, Adam and Eve, and I ponder their beginning; Adam, having been created from the dust of the ground, and Eve, formed from one of Adam’s ribs. I know, this will be a great love story.

My other choices for this month include, Ruth and Boaz, Jacob and Rachel, Abraham and Sarah, to name a few. I’m saving the greatest love story for the end of the month. Can you guess which one it is? The love story about Jesus and His Bride!

11 thoughts on “Great Love Stories

  1. Very interesting! Now, Adam & Eve; I think their love story has to be in our imagination, and mine is pretty good. I like the idea of reading the love stories of other couples in the Bible. Some of them will surprise you–almost as much as reading some of the romance novels that are out there. Thank you for that suggestion.

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      1. Thank you for that! I had forgotten this all-too-important fact, and I found some versions give Eve as Life! In fact, the Greek has Eve as Zoe, Zoé, or Zoë in that translation of Genesis as “Life”. So the next time you meet a lovely young woman named Zoe, Zoé or Zoë, and most of them are! … lovely! … , think of her as the first woman.

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      2. We were just speaking of a man who has very little respect for his wife, and I mentioned what I had learned about the name Zoe to Cheryl. Her response was “It shows how much respect Adam had for the woman God had given to him.” Thanks to Cheryl for this observation.

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    1. Ruth 1:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
      And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

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