The Lord is teaching us about the profound mystery of the union between Christ and the church as he also teaches about the life-long union between husband and wife. Husbands’ love for the wives should be as the love and be giving himself of Christ for the church! This truth will secure marriage and family as the institution God has established for impacting the world like ours;
· What could we observe the unselfish union between husband and wife from the union between Christ and the church?
· What could we observe the love of husband from the way he needs to love and give himself to his wife? See also Mk 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
· What could we observe the way the wives need to respect their husbands? See also 1 Pet 3:5-6
For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands,
like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
· What is the Lord saying to you about your relationships in your marriage/family? See also 1 Jn 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
· What would you like to do in response to His voice?