Saturday, October 17, 2009

God Has Called Men

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,


kjvbaptist said...

So what do you think is getting cleansed....the wife or the Church? It throws me off because he uses the word "it", which to me indicates the Church. Unless it is saying like this does to the Church so it also is done to your wife.

Scott or Pam said...

This is the way I see it: God gave us the Word (His Son)to cleanse us "from all unrighteousness. God has washed us with the Word. Men are called to love our wives as Christ loved the church. This means to give of ourselves, completely, and to "bathe" our wives with the word. Men have a heavy responsability toward our wives and children. We men, will be held acountable for the lack of spiritual headship, or "batheing" of our wives. I have learned that if there is a problem with my wife, in terms of my authority, it usually involves somplace that I have dropped the ball. It always seems to be a work that God is performing in me. When I comply and obey God, my wife obeys me. Hope that makes sense.

kjvbaptist said...

same here, it always comes back to me also....always. And I'm not saying that in a bad way, it's just true.

.....and this on a side word verification was HOOTERS...not kidding.