Thought For Today - October 12
Leaders In The Home!
Christian husbands, you ought to assume full leadership of your home. All decisions should finally rest upon you as the head of your household as God has ordained it. And you ought to pray that God will give you wisdom in making those decisions, because you will be held responsible to God for what becomes of your wife and family spiritually as well as physically. You ought to love your wife even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it.
As the church is the body of Christ on earth, so your wife is part of yourself. When she hurts, you ought to hurt. Her concerns ought to be your concerns Her spiritual and physical welfare ought to be your chief concern next to loving and serving God.
The one who walks beside you as your life companion; the one who sits at your table and prepares your meals; the one who makes your home comfortable and cheerful for you; the one who sleeps in your bed, raises your children, and nurses you when you are sick, among a lot of other things, is a precious gift from God your Father and ought to be honored and treasured as such.
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot , or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” Ephesians 5: 22-33.
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