Husbands: Is Marriage Your Highest Priority?
Can there be any higher calling than the one the God of the Universe has given to husbands? God says, love your wife just like Christ loves His Church. That is a very high calling, and perhaps the most sobering words any married man, who knows and loves God could hear.
There are few things in life that God singles out to be done in a way that clearly imitates how Jesus did it.
Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her"
Husbands: Love Like Jesus Loved
When you get married and become a husband you immediately have started a family unit. As the husband of that family you are to operate under the dominating control of Christ's love.
- Loving like Christ loves means being led by the Spirit. Jesus was led by the Spirit in His earthly, human life, and we can also walk in the Spirit.
- Loving like Christ loved means being empowered to do God's will by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was empowered to do God's will in His earthly, human life, and we can also do God's will in the power of the Spirit.
- Loving like Christ loves means wanting to please God in every part of life: at the job, in all routine work, in daily relationship, and in the big and small decisions of life. Jesus pleased God in His earthly, human life, and we can also in the power of the Spirit.
- Loving like Christ loves means responding to those we love in a God-honoring and correct way even when we are tired, hungry, tempted, and attacked. Jesus responded correctly in His earthly, human life, and we can also respond in a Christ like way by the power of the Spirit.
So that is what God's Word says to husbands. Loving our wives as Christ loves His Church means: all our decisions are to be prompted, led, and touched by His love.
That is what God clearly and specifically asks from husbands. That is what God says should become the life long, daily, highest priority from which flows all other activities in life. How are you doing men?
If we listen to God's Word, He has told us that our marriage is to become our highest earthly priority.
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