*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR FRANK ADDO_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
One of the things that makes mankind different from animals is that man has love. A person without love is a person without a heart. Marriage is to be built on our Lord Jesus Christ whose love is the source of sustainability in marriage. In a home, there could be a lot money, and many other assets but without love, the marriage will surely be in crises (Genesis 29:31-35).
To husbands, the Word of God teaches us to give honour unto our wives in the knowledge of God (1Peter 3:7, Ephesians 3:7). Love that is to show in the family, must be an everlasting love without lust. Love covers a marriage of sins in the sense that you will have to accommodate their weakness but root out sin from the marriage. A husband that loves his life must treat her as human who needs affection,and not as a caretaker.
Let us hereby expand the meaning of the previous statement. The husband’s urge shouldn’t only desire for sex before the wife will be seen as useful. Where love overflows, there is a sweet fragrance and the spirit filled life, that surpasses mere declaration of love to each other. The Man’s love for his wife,can be compared to the church. The purpose for loving our wife shouldn’t be based on the help that we have from them.
We have to make sure that,she is happy,health and holy to God. Coming down to the love that should be expected of a wife, let us read from 1Peter 3:4-6. Every woman in marriage is told by the Lord to manifest meekness and teachable spirit in the marriage. She is not to nag or complain about any uncomfortable situation but she needs to humble herself and endure under all circumstances. (Romans 7:1-2) Your husband is your Lord and need to control affairs in the house,including his reception of message from God,and let him build up the family on a solid spiritual foundation. As your Lord, he is the one to direct you to God who is your spiritual leader (1peter 3:6).
In the book of Titus 2:4,we are hereby admonished to love our help mates and our children but we shouldn’t love our children more than our husbands. If you really love your husband, you will have to listen and obey every divine instruction he gives you.(Romans 13:10)(1John 4:17-21)(1Corinthians 13:4-7). When love is in a family,none of the spouses has to despise or underrate the other with the money, status or properties that they have.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus, let your love abound in my family life. AMEN*