Just Love Him

by Audrey on November 27th, 2012

If you are married, love your husband.  When God instructed the older women in the church to teach the young women, this is the first thing on His list.  Teach them to love their husbands.

When King Lemuel wrote down the God-breathed advice of his mother in Proverbs 31 concerning his finding his wife, the first thing she said was, “An excellent wife, who can find?  Her worth is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband safely trusts in her; So he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

It is not until the end of this passage that King Lemuel writes anything specific concerning the children.  This passage, just like the passage in Titus begins and ends  with husbands.   In Genesis, God first created husband and wife, then He gave children to them. 

The Bible teaches and instructs from beginning to end how incredibly important marriage is because it reflects the nature of God.  Marriage declares His glory – His covenant relationship with His people. 

This is why it is so sad when couples live together – acting as though they are married when there is no commitment, no covenant.  This is why it is so sad when unmarried couples, even if they are not living together, engage in sexual intimacy.  These things profane who God is.

If you are married, love your husband.  Sometimes moms let the demonstration of love to their husbands get lost in their efforts to be good mothers.  Moms don’t mean for it to happen but it does. It’s so easy for mothers to get so consumed with the children that they neglect  their husbands. 

But marriage is like a nest.  It is the greenhouse in which children are nurtured.  God calls  children tender shoots.  Tender shoots, young plants need nurturing in a greenhouse to make it in the harsh climate of the world.

In God’s economy, the greenhouse for those tender shoots is a strong healthy marriage.  A marriage is the stabilizer for children.  A home, a family, the love between a husband and wife are supposed to be places of stability.  A safe haven.  An anchor.  A place to feel safe.  A place to feel loved, welcomed, secure,  a place where direction for life, where purpose is established.  Marriage and family were instituted by God before sin entered the world and distorted it.  And we see the results of sin staring us in the face everyday.

Now ~ home is no longer the place children want to be.  Mom and Dad are always fighting.  They’re cheating on each other.  They cut each other down.  Home is no longer the safe haven God intended for it to be but I am here to tell you on the authority of God’s Word that it can be.  That’s what redemption is all about. 

Yes, sin has distorted it, but oh how God can redeem it.

Posted in Marriage, Biblical Womanhood    Tagged with Marriage


Delana - August 22nd, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Thank you for continuing to teach the truth in a culture that is growing further away from the truth!

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