Husbands love your wives..

Paul says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.”This means to Love your wife sacrificially.When you look at Christ’s sacrifice you understand that His death was not just an act of kindness. It was the pain of rejection when He entered our world to call us to Himself. The example of love is Christ’s sacrificial love for the church. It involves giving up your patterns of self-protection.The purpose of love is the perfecting of the one loved.Christ’s first goal is that He might sanctify her. To sanctify means to set apart. When you marry someone you set them apart from the world. They are set apart for special protection, special care, for special attention, for a special purpose.When you get married, that is what you have done. You have taken her out of the world and set her apart because you want to devote special attention to her. What is the goal of this special attention?The expectation of love is the perfecting of the beloved. You want to be God’s instrument for building up your wives. The only way you will be able to do that is if you sacrifice yourselves and are willing to be hurt in loving involvement in your wife’s life.So the goal of love is not just kindness motivated by a desire to make your wife happy. The goal is to build her up to bring about God’s purpose in her.There is a great deal of responsibility placed on the husband for the maturity of the woman God has brought into their  lives. So love your wife sacrificially so that she blooms as God planned. If you cannot do this then don’t marry.
Matthew 19;11  Jesus said, “Not everyone is mature enough to live a married life. It requires a certain aptitude and grace. Marriage isn’t for everyone.


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