by Benjamin Munsell on March 4, 2019
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the Head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the Body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for It; That He might sanctify and cleanse It with the Washing of Water by the Word, That He might present It to Himself a Glorious Church , NOT HAVING SPOT, OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING; but that it should be holy AND WITHOUT BLEMISH. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: FOR WE ARE MEMBERS OF HIS BODY, OF HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: BUT I SPEAK CONCERNING CHRIST AND THE CHURCH. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephesians 5:23-33. These verses are usually used to tell wives to be obedient to their husbands. OK, but way more than that, this husband/wife relationship is really a visible indicator of their relationship with Christ. How the husband and wife treat each other, IS ALSO how the husband and wife treat Christ, and THIS is how others see your REAL Love for Christ. Your COMMITMENT to each other IS your "visible for all others to see" Commitment to Christ. For you single people, your Commitment to Christ will be visible to all others by your commitment to your family and friends. No one gets a free pass of escape from a Visible View of how you REALLY are Walking with Christ. Talk is cheap, what do your actions say? You and Christ may LOOK good, one on one, but you and your "other" will SHOW the Real Truth, and if you will, Be Blessed.