Friday, September 5, 2014

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.



Ephesians 5:31-33 (NLT) – For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

I was reminded this morning that the biblical marriage model reflects the relationship between Christ and the church (us).  Christ loves us even though we don’t always deserve love.  Our job is to respect and honor Him no matter what.  His love is given unconditionally regardless of our respect and our respect must be shown even if we don’t feel particularly loved.

We’re told a marriage works best when it follows this model.  I’m no authority on marriage, so what is your experience?  Do you agree or disagree?  Why?

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