Loving your wife is about the best decision you can make.
The bible says, if we love our wives, we love ourselves.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
We can see from the above scripture how important loving your wife is.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
In Message translation, the same truth was emphasised
Eph 5:28 -29
And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That’s how Christ treats us, the church.
Two principles can be noticed in the Message translation.
1. You are doing yourself a favor when you love your wife.
2. You are one in marriage.
That means no matter how hard it seems to love your wife or no matter how unlovable your wife seem, these two principle will help you to be able to love them.
If every husband would see loving his wife as doing himself a favor and not any one else, he would love his wife without complaining.
And that you are already one in marriage and loving your wife is like feeding and pampering your own body.
There is no point starving and treating your body harshly.
A healthy body will serve you because it will have stamina to carry you through the journey and function properly.
We love our bodies and we take care of it.
Taking our bath, going to the spa, gym, saloon, barber, wearing different cloths and shoes of different designers, majority of our actions is to protect and care for our bodies.
We also see ourselves in the way we appear.In essence our bodies represent us.
People will address us the way we are dressed.
So let every man treat their wives with so much respect and dignity respecting them.
Loving your wife comes with a lot of benefits.
You are happy as the husband for fulfilling scriptures and your wife is happy doing you well.
God bless your marriage
Confession of the day.
I love my wife and treat her as my body.
Prayer for the day
Lord, help me to love my wife as my own body, feeding and pampering her.
Thoughts of the day
No man yet hateth his own body, but feeds and pampers it, so ought men love their wives
I find ways to love my wife in practical terms.
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.