Bought by the Blood

November 5, 2007

“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,” Ephesians 5:29

Filed under: book,husbands,marriage — cubsfan1980 @ 12:56 am
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“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,” Ephesians 5:29

 

The call to be a husband is a call to die to self.  As a husband dies to his own selfish desires, he is enabled to better look to the needs of his wife.  A husband is called to look not only to his interest, but also to those of his wife (Philippians 2:4), this is the essence of nourishing and cherishing a wife.  With this definition of nourishing and cherishing a wife, it is impossible without the example of Christ and having him lead the way.  The Son of God became a servant endured the shame of the cross (Hebrews 12:4 and Philippians 2:7) for His bride.  Because Christ has gone before us, husbands can follow His model to nourish and cherish their brides.

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