By Cheryll White
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her… So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church. (Eph. 5:25, 28-30 NASB)
So, what’s a husband’s role? It’s to love his wife by nourishing and cherishing her. Nourishing means to provide for her, be devoted to her, and to help her to become the person that God intended for her to become. Cherishing her means to protect her and help her to feel safe and secure.
As husbands, your responsible for loving your wife the way Christ loves the Church. And, guys! Let me assure you that this is an impossible job! That’s why you can’t do it alone. You need to be dependent on the Word of God, and on the Spirit of God to change you so that you can love our wife the way He wants us to love her.
1 Peter 3:7 ESV—Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Pastor Cheryll D. White, along with her husband Rodney, are Pastors of Manna Christian Fellowship in Rayne, a place where you are fed.