FRIDAY January 26, 2018
A Sanctified Family
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. - 1 Corinthians 7:14
Paul brought to light a very important point. A marriage partner may not be saved, but they are set apart. If the wife is a Christian, then through her, God will keep the family sanctified. It is as if a protective ring is around the family.
In another letter, Paul addressed how a marriage works. In Ephesians 5:21-33, he spoke to husbands and wives about being Spirit-filled. He also explained the order of marriage. The husband is to be the spiritual leader in the home, while the wife, is to be submissive to her husband: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.The wordsubmit means “to be placed underneath in rank.” It refers to a positional place in the marriage.
Husbands need to understand that the reason women are able to submit to their husbands is because they are loved by him. If a husband does not love his wife, then she will not readily submit to him. The only way a husband is going to receive respect from his wife, is for the husband to love––love––love his wife!Take care of your marriage––or it will not work.
You have to be honest with yourself in marriage. What are you doing to provoke your spouse? What is my problem within the marriage? What do you need to change to be a better husband or wife? What about being a good example to your children? When they grow up how will they act in their marriages? Seriously, married couples need be true to what is written in the Scriptures––obey them.
The Christian is supposed to love his neighbor, and since his wife is his nearest neighbor, she should be his deepest love.
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