Godly Relationship

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Vital Life Application Devotions

Ephesians 5:21-31New Living Translation (NLT)

Spirit-Guided Relationships: Wives and Husbands

21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.

25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.30 And we are members of his body.

31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”

Dear Father, I will submit to my husband out of reverence for Christ. I will submit to the leadership of my husband for he is the head of our home. I will respect my husband. My husband will love me just as Jesus loves the church. Jesus gave up his life for the church to make her holy and clean. The church is cleansed by God’s Word. Jesus died to present the church to himself as a glorious church without spot or blemish, so in the same way, the husband will love his wife as he love himself. A loving husband shows love for himself when he loves his wife according to the will of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus. Man and woman are united into one under God. Thank you for this holy unity according to your will and plan. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.

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