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What is a Christ-Like Husband?

“For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body… Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself.”– Ephesians 5:23, 25-33

What is a Christ-like husband?

“Christ always obeyed the will of His Father, God, and always did what was best for the church, His bride- even when it was excruciatingly difficult.  Therefore, a Christ-like husband always, by God’s grace and to the best of his abilities, obeys the will of God and does what is best for his bride.  If this ever seems difficult, may the Christian husband look to Christ and His cross and be reminded of the Mystery to which his marriage points.  May the heathen know that he is a Christian by his love for his bride and his undying effort to bear her burdens. And may he oft be asked about the hope and love that are within him, to which the answer is Christ and His Cross.” –Anonymous

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November 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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