Hello, readers. Hope your week is amazing! Word Wednesday is in Ephesians this week, and next week we’ll look at Philippians. Why don’t you wander down to the comments and leave us your thoughts on Ephesians? Looking forward to hearing from you!
Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)–However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. In it, Paul lists the Armor of God and, trust me, I make sure that gets put on every day! We forget we’re in warfare, but reading Ephesians reminds us, doesn’t it?
This week I found myself gravitating toward a different verse in Ephesians. A few years ago, I read the book For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn. (Highly recommend!) That book taught me the most valuable lesson I’ve ever learned about my husband. You ready? He values respect. He values respect so much that he equates it with love. Any time I disrespect my husband, it’s worse than turning my back on him. I never knew that until that book came along, and it’s something I try never to forget. I love my husband madly, and the last thing I want to do is hurt him. It cuts me to know how many times I’ve inadvertently wounded him in the past, before this verse and that truth really took root in me.
God knew it long before Mrs. Feldhahn’s books came along. Funny how His wisdom lasts through the ages, isn’t it?