Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church – a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor – since they’re already one in marriage. Ephesians 5:25-28 The Message
I love this version of this text. As Jesus cares for His church, so a husband is to care for the soul of his wife. For obvious reasons, some men do not see this as their role or have no idea of what it means. Perhaps as a husband you think it’s God’s job or your wife’s best friend’s role. It’s not, it is your role and Jesus will give you His heart to love by giving; to draw out her beauty; to bring the best out of her and to see her become dazzling and radiant with holiness. Read the above paragraph once again in order to be “doing [yourself] a favor” since you are one. Ask the Author of marriage for a step to take today in order to go all out in your love for your wife.