Husbands and Wives

marriageI have all too often heard and read husbands quote Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.” as a way to CONTROL their wives…COMPLETELY dismissing how the scripture later instructs husbands to act concerning their wives beginning in Ephesians 5:25, where it states “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”…AND…”husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself”…AND…”must love his wife as he loves himself”.

Not to mention that if you really get down to it…if you say you love your wife, then you MUST define that love. Does it meet the guidelines of what the scripture says love is? Can you say that you love your wife as it states in 1 Corinthians 13:3? “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Remember this husbands….if we are to love our wives as Christ loved the church, and Christ is our example in everything…then our love MUST be as outlined in 1 Corinthians…OR…we are not honoring God.

“He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the Lord” Proverbs 18:22

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About Jimmy Eldridge

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother and most of all, a follower of our most gracious savior Christ Jesus. Who are you following?

4 thoughts on “Husbands and Wives

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  2. Great post. That idea of laying down our lives as Christ laid down his life for the church is one I think we as husbands take a little lightly when coming back to our wives, too. In love there is no fear… if we demonstrated selfless love our wives might find it easier to submit themselves to the love we have for them.

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  4. I have always believed that women are a gift from God, made from our rib to be by our side not from our feet to be walked on I am a firm believer of being good to your wife and your mother and your sisters not only biological but in faith and human kind as well. Women who have been abused sometimes push away from men and they look for that compatibility somewhere else usually in other women which is not good because it becomes a huge problem then so guys be good to your gals God Bless

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