It’s Monday and time to reflect on Marriage! IF you are just joining me or have missed a few weeks feel free to catch up here.
Last week we looked at the symbols of a Covenant and how they reflect our relationships in marriage. The two symbols looked at were the Robe and the Armor. When the robe is being exchanged it is a symbol of putting on the other person as if becoming one. So in marriage we exchange our “robes” and become one flesh.
The Armor shows us that we have a come enemy. Because we are one whatever our enemy does to our partner he does to us. Our enemy is Satan and he desires to destroy our marriages. Together we fight and guard our partners from attacks.
Remember, because we are one with each other and one with Christ then anything I do to my husband I am doing to Christ. In whatever way I treat a brother or sister in Christ it is as if I am doing it to Christ Himself. (Acts 9:1-7)
So then, how should we treat our husbands?
Scripture has a lot to say about how we are to treat one another. You know all those one another verses like, love one another, serve one another, submit to one another, be kind, compassionate, patient toward one another? ALL those verses apply to our husbands too. Lets just look at a few of them.
If at times you feel your husband is your enemy scripture says you are to love him. (Matt 5:43-48)We are to be “tenderly affectionate” to another and give preference to one another. (Rom 12:10)Our speech should be edifying toward each other. (Rom 14:19)Galatians 5:13 we are told that through love we are to be “servants one to another.”We should not provoke one another. (Gal 5:26)We are to bear one another’s burdens. (Gal 6:2)Be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving to each other. (Eph 4:32)We are to be subjecting yourselves one to another. (Eph 5:21)
So how does your actions and attitude toward your husband compare to just this list? Read over it again and ask God what areas you might need forgiveness or some work in.
As I read over it I am convicted in a couple of areas that I could do better at. I want my attitude toward my husband to bring glory and honor to Christ and as I consider this list I can see I need some improvement. (sigh)
Well my dear sisters I think that might be enough for today! Next week I want to talk about love and respect for our husbands. I think this is an area that is extremely important and most often misunderstood. So I look forward to you joining me next week!
Don’t forget to leave a comment! Let me know what God is showing you in your relationship to your husband! How may I be praying this week for your marriage?