Husbands Love Your Wives

 

Being a husband teaches us to learn and practice the greatest of virtues and conduct.

Over the years, Gloria taught me to love her and learn to love. It was not easy.

Eph. 5:25 (NAS95S) ¶Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church andgave Himself up for her,

Jesus was the husband of the church in the spiritual sense. His love for her was so great that he suffered unbelievable torture, crucifixion and death for her. Love is willing to sacrifice all for his wife.

Gen. 2:22 (NAS95S) The LORD God fashioned into a womanthe rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
Gen. 2:23 (NAS95S) The man said,
            “This is now bone of my bones,
            And flesh of my flesh;
             She shall be called Woman,
            Because she was taken out of Man.”
Gen. 2:24 (NAS95S)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Eph. 5:31 (NAS95S) FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
Eph. 5:32 (NAS95S) This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Eph. 5:33 (NAS95S) Nevertheless, each individual among you also is tolove his own wife even as himself.

Eph. 5:28 (NAS95S) So husbands ought also tolove their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
Eph. 5:29 (NAS95S) for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,  

Prov. 31:10 (NAS95S) ¶ An excellent wife, who can find?
            For her worth is far above jewels.
Prov. 31:11 (NAS95S) The heart of her husband trusts in her,
            And he will have no lack of gain.
Prov. 31:12 (NAS95S) She does him good and not evil
            All the days of her life.

Col. 3:19 (NAS95S)Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered (or resentful) against them.

Eph. 4:31 (NAS95S) Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Eph. 4:32 (NAS95S) Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven  you.

A Little More About Love

1Cor. 13:1 (NAS95S) ¶ If I speak with thetongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or aclanging cymbal.
1Cor. 13:2 (NAS95S) If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and allknowledge; and if I haveall faith, so as toremove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1Cor. 13:3 (NAS95S) And if Igive all my possessions to feed the poor, and if Isurrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

As we have seen

1Cor. 13:4 (NAS95S) ¶ Loveis patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is notarrogant,
1Cor. 13:5 (NAS95S) does not act unbecomingly (unsuitably); itdoes not seek its own, is not provoked,does not take into account a wrong suffered, (vengefully)
1Cor. 13:6 (NAS95S)does not rejoice in unrighteousness, butrejoices with the truth;

Psa. 119:151 (NAS95S) You arenear, O LORD,
            And all Your commandments aretruth.

1Cor. 13:7 (NAS95S)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1Cor. 13:13 (NAS95S) But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these islove.

Once learned, love is never lost.

Eph. 5:25 (NAS95S)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church andgave Himself up for her,

I taught you all you need to know; you are ready to be on your own.

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