|What the Bible Says, Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
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Msg #1108 Husband, Love Your Wife
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
God places all the responsibility for a properly ordered Godly home directly on the shoulders of the husband. While the wife is to submit, the husband is to lead with Christlike leadership. While the wife is to love and obey, the husband is to love as Christ loved, even to give up his life for his wife. In Genesis the fair and precious weaker vessel is commanded to leave the love, security and significance of her mother and father and to cleave only to her husband 'till death do us part'. Ogre is descript of a person who is felt to be particularly cruel and brutish, and that combined with selfish is an apt description for the husband living in the old nature while trying to keep the promises he made to the covenant wife of his youth. The Bible says that Christ living in you is the only way you could ever fulfill those promises of love. A husband is to provide the careful nurturing love, security and significance that a woman needs physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As the leader in the home the husband is to take the lead in this role of lover; is to embrace this weaker emotional package with a security that surrounds her body, soul and spirit; is to hold her in such esteem that she daily and forever knows her intense significance to his heart and soul. Roses on Valentines is but a start to not being a selfish ogre, the rest of the year. While spring is in the air remember your promised responsibility and the Christian command “Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the Church.... so ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.” Love her, nourish her, cherish her, even as the Lord the Church.
An Essay for week #8 Sun, Feb 27, 11
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