Main Scriptures: Eph.5:33
More Scriptures: Eph.5:33, 1Pet.3:7, Eph.6:6
Yesterday, the Person of the Holy Spirit helped every husband to appreciate his place in the life of his wife. He also pointed out to every husband that the highest form of honour he can get from his wife is reverence. So, today, let us take a step further by understanding what reverence mean. Reverence means deepest respect for someone. It also includes recognition, worship and adoration. That is the gap God wants your wife to fill in your life as her head and spiritual leader. You must understand that no other woman or person can fill that space in your life as a husband like your wife. Your wife was created and put in your care so that she can pour out her spirit, soul and body in worship to you-seeing you as her god. According to Scripture, you are described as a god. I have said, ye are gods, and all of you are the children of the most high (Ps.82:6). Sarah called her husband, “lord” (1Pet.3:6).
But for you to enjoy this ultimate reward from your wife, you must first set up the process. You must demonstrate the Jesus kind of life in words and deeds to her. If you consider how the gun works, you will discover that although it is designed to kill, it cannot achieve its purpose if the trigger is not pulled. What gives strength to the gun is when the person holding the gun pulls the trigger. That is what God expects you to do-to pull the trigger of unfeigned and unconditional love of Jesus Christ in the direction of your wife in your heart, emotion, conduct and words.
Now, what is this love that Jesus says you should give to your wife to trigger the reverence that you so much desire? 1Cor. 3:4-7 gives you the answer. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. These are the virtues of love that the Person of the Holy Spirit wants you to manifest to your wife and children. You can never be wrong loving your wife. You are always right loving her because God is love. Don’t demand honour and respect from your wife. Don’t remind her. If you do, it is a proof that you have failed to trigger the love gun. Love seed is a spiritual seed. It is a compelling force. It is irresistible. It is powerful. Your wife will love it. Just think it, say it and act it and watch her wear you as her king and lord.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill me with the Spirit of grace and humility to love my wife with my all heart, soul and body.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, deliver me from the stronghold of hate and bitterness against my wife.
- Father, by Your Spirit, create in me a right spirit to love my wife as You have always desired.
I start to trigger the powerful seed of love towards my wife and children because that is my foothold to a life of peace and joy as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.