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Harvest Daily 09/22/04

Harvest Daily Devotional
by Pastor Greg Laurie

September 22
Husbands, Love Your Wives

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.  Ephesians 5:28-30

I believe one of the primary reasons why marriages are falling apart at such an alarming rate is because husbands are failing to fulfill their scriptural duties to their wives.  The Apostle Paul sums up a husband's responsibility to his wife in four words: "Husbands, love your wives" (Ephesians 5:25).

Husbands, if we concentrate on loving our wives just as Christ loved the church, God will transform our marriages.  As a result, He will then transform our families, our churches, and yes, even our country.  The breakdown of the family is why our country is in the state that it is in.  Someone once said the family can survive without a nation, but a nation cannot survive without the family.  We have children today who are being raised with no values and no consciences because their families are weak.  We need the family to be strengthened again.

The transformation of the family and then our country depends on you, husbands.  You can't solve all of America's problems - but you can start by doing what God has called you to do.  Love your wives and make all other earthly relationships secondary.

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