Respect Your Husband

Say, do you admire your husband? Is it easy for you to show respect to him? When was the last time you praised him — told him words of appreciation?

God’s Word tells us in Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself;
and  the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Do you know what it means to reverence someone? These are some of the synonyms for the verb revere: admire, adore, appreciate, esteem, honour, respect.

In How to Avoid Marital Failure — Lasting Love Alistair Begg of Truth For Life Ministries says the following about this verse:

If the most important thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother sacrificially, then the most important thing a mother can do for her children is to respect their father.

Worship is another synonym for revere. But we do agree that we are not supposed to go this far in our marriage and that only God is worthy of our worship, right?

Please stay tuned. I will write more about books on marriage in one of my next posts.


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