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21 Sep 2017 DYING FOR LOVE!
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Ephesians 5:25-26

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.”

In my years as a Christian counselor I meet many husbands that are self-centered to the extreme. The usual attitude toward their wife seems to be “What are you doing for me?” or “Don’t expect me to do things around here, that’s a wife’s job!”

I despair when a husband digs his heels in and refuses to assume the role of a husband as presented in the Word of God. They are more influenced by what other men have to say than what God has to say.

So what does God say about the role of a husband? Just read today’s Scripture and you will clearly see a precise job description. To sum it up, he is to love his wife as Jesus loved the church and died for her. Here is a quick question, Husband: Are you dying for your wife? Do you love her as much as you love your own body?

Think about the church of Jesus the Christ for a moment. Is the church perfect? No! Is the church always loveable? No! Does the church always deserve to be sacrificed for? No! Does the church need Christ’s sacrifice to purify her? Yes!

Listen, Husbands! Jesus’ life is your guideline. He is your example — not what you want or how you feel, but what He has done for us.

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil