Main Scriptures: Eph.5:22-28
More Scriptures: Mal.2:14, Eph.5:22, 1Cor.13:7
Yesterday, you and I understood that we are men indeed- full of power, dominion, and fruitfulness. And that our manhood is not just a function of what is between our legs but in the demonstration of the power of God in every area of life where satan and his agents have shown up. We have the gene of dominion in us. It is up to you and I to exercise it over sickness, disease, poverty, untimely death, near success syndrome, barrenness, waste, poor academic performance of your children, and much more. Today, the second stand is husbandhood. In this function, God has established the measurements of how you should deal with your wife. It is very important for you to know who your wife is. According to Scripture, your wife is not just a statistics. She is not another woman, who needs a man. Your wife is not just another woman who wants to fill a vacancy. She is a covenant partner with you, sealed by God Almighty. Yet ye say, wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth…….yet is she thy companion, and the WIFE OF THY COVENANT. (Mal.2:14). If you understand that your wife is your covenant partner that God sent to you, you will not treat her with disrespect or treacherously. In 1Pet.3:7, the Bible describes her as an heir with you of the grace of God at work in your life. So, for this reason, you must love your wife as Jesus has loved the church and gave Himself. Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it (Eph.5:25). When you love your wife, you are actually doing yourself a favour and obeying the commandments of God, Who made you the head of your family. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. HE THAT LOVES HIS WIFE LOVES HIMSELF (Eph.5:28). If you love your wife, you actually love yourself.
But how do I demonstrate Christ’s love to my wife? As the lover of your wife, you must extend these virtues to her. Love is PATIENT, love is KIND, love is not BOASTFUL or PROUD. Love is not RUDE or SELFISH. Love is not easily ANGERED and does not KEEP RECORDS OF WRONG (1Cor.13:4-5). What other way do you show love to your wife? You love your wife by always protecting her, always trusting her, always hoping for the best for her, and always persevering despite her shortcomings (1Cor.13:7). Love is not in words only but in deeds truthfully.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to sow the seed of godly love into the life of my wife consistently and faithfully.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the stronghold of bitterness and hatred I have toward my wife.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, cleanse my heart from every evil thought I have against my wife.
I love my wife with the love of Christ both in words and in action because that is what makes me a good and godly husband to her in Jesus mighty Name. Amen.