A Loving Husband… “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up… an unloved woman who is married.” Proverbs 30:21, 23a
Husbands, a gracious woman is not to be taken advantage of or to be taken for granted. Instead, thank God for a wife who wants to please the Lord and serve her family. When was the last time you loved your bride in a way that she wants you to love her; in a way that only you can love her? Have you ask her lately how she needs to feel loved by you?
Outside of Christ’s love, your love is the most meaningful, valuable and satisfying to your spouse. She needs to know that all of you belongs to her and all of her belongs to you. “My lover is mine and I am his” (Song of Solomon 2:16a). There is never a place for a feeling of competition between your wife and another woman. Dismiss this danger at the outset.
Where can you learn to love your wife? Ask her. Learn from her for this is her natural disposition. Seek out men who love their wives well and gain insights from them. Ask God. He is the Lord of love and Lord over your marriage. Go to the source of love, your Savior Jesus, and He will instruct you in the way you can love your wife unconditionally.
“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:7). By God’s grace, love her by protecting her. Love her by trusting her. Love her by giving her encouragement and hope. And always love her through the good times and the bad times. How does my wife want me to love her? How does God want me to love my wife?
How will I respond?
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September 17, 2021
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