Who do you love more?
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (ESV)
Christ loved us so much he laid down His life for the Church! God commands every husband to submit themselves to their wives. This submission is only possible by denying ourselves first. Once we realize we are no longer the king of the jungle we will experience a true sense of freedom and purpose. The selfishness will fade away as we look to please our wives rather than ourselves. This submission not only pleases God, it will allow our wives to follow our lead through a mutual respect.
What is the standard for Christian husbands?
Do not sit on the sidelines!
As Christian husbands we have been called to align ourselves under God. To be the spiritual leader of our marriage and household we must submit to the headship of Jesus. When we fully submit ourselves and make that personal commitment in every area of our lives, God will allow us to experience the endless depths of his love he has intended for us to share with our wives. It is a love like no other!
It is a privilege and honor to be a husband. With this privilege comes the responsibility to love, lead, and to be loyal to our wives. God has laid out his plan for every marriage and it is our responsibility to follow it. When we wake up every morning we are stepping onto a battlefield. However, God has given us everything we need to stand firm to fight against Satan’s schemes. When we wake up in the morning I encourage you to “Put on the Full Armor of God”. Husband’s continually seek God’s strength and direction for your marriages!
How do I show my wife this type of Love?
Early in our marriage I did not allow God to take complete control of my life and marriage. I choose my own will over God’s purpose for my life and marriage. Just prior to our wedding I had accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, however I allowed pride, anger, lust, insecurity, fear, and anxiety take control of my life. This sin and negative emotion would lead me down a destructive path. I was drowning in my own sin and pursed things of this world to help self-medicate the pain I felt. I was not honoring the marriage commitment I had made before my Father and Mandy. I had become an absent husband and father. I was a runaway freight train headed for complete destruction!
Thankfully, God exposed my sexual sin and broke the chains that were binding me. God restored our marriage through his grace and forgiveness. Through the Holy Spirit I now live a life of conscious obedience to God’s righteousness. I am no longer a slave to sin! I am so blessed that God choose Mandy to be my wife! Words cannot express the love and respect I have her as a Christian wife and mother! Today, I love my God and my wife more than I love myself.
Who do you love more?