Friday 1/22/2021

Friday – January 22nd – Ephesians 5:28-29

28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

Friday has arrived and we are at the end of the work week! Praises for what we have already accomplished and praises for the opportunities of witness, service, and worship the weekend will bring.

Today is our third installment of unpacking Paul’s instructions to Christian wives and husbands. So far, we have established that any healthy and wholesome relationship is built on the foundation of our mutual relationship with Jesus. Any distortion in our connection to Jesus will severely affect our relationship with our spouse, and our relationships with other believers. In the same way Jesus instructed us to love our neighbors as ourselves, Paul encourages a husband to love his wife like he loves his own body. This depth of sacrificial love for the wife was not practiced in the pagan world of Rome and Greece. Because unconditional love is the foundation of the relationship between Christ and His church (we are the church) this becomes the example for the love between a husband and a wife. When Jesus’ love is our example then the result of marital love is a partnership that is nourished and cherished by each person. In this type of relationship the word submit has a whole different meaning.

Blessings
  Pastor Jim
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Suzanne - January 22nd, 2021 at 6:08am

Amen

Cindy - January 22nd, 2021 at 6:47am

I'm sorry Jim, but the new black background makes this unreadable for me. My eyes can't focus on the print. 😔

Jim Blue - February 15th, 2021 at 8:46am

Cindy we have been working on trying to find a way to change the background for the blog that doesn't effect the entire website. We have forwarded our request to the website designer along with a handful of other questions. Hopefully they will find a solution for us soon.