The Most Romantic Verse In The Bible?

“So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.” (Genesis 29:20)

Surely this is at least one of the most romantic verses in all of the word of God. Jacob loved Rachel so much that he was not only willing to work seven years to earn her hand in marriage, but the seven years “seemed to him but a few days” because he loved her so much. It’s hard to beat that sentiment!

But this is also indicative of a truth that applies in a number of areas of life: we can spend a lot of time on something we really love, and care about. It’s not hard to get someone to do something, or be with someone, that they really love. Which convicts many of us regarding the paltry amount of time we are willing to give God. If we really “love” Him, as we claim, then why does someone have to twist our arm to go to worship? Why is it so easy to spend multiple hours on television or the internet, but so hard to spend even an hour with God in His word and prayer?

Do you love the Lord? Perhaps the best test of that, is whether “the most romantic verse in the Bible” describes the way that you spend time with God.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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1 Response to The Most Romantic Verse In The Bible?

  1. Karen King says:

    WOW! Just WOW!

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