Monday, March 27, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Place Of Love And Submission In Marriage

Monday March 27

Bible Reading:     Eph. 5: 21 - 33

Topic:         The Place Of Love And Submission In Marriage

Today's passage considered the Christian blueprint for marriage because in it, Paul gave instructions on how marriage should built in Christ.

He compared marriage to a relationship between Christ and the Church.

The man should model his love for his wife on the sacrificial love of Christ for His Church for which He gave His Life.

The woman should submit to her husband even as the Church submits to Christ as her Lord.

It is the wife that needs love because of her tender heart.

Apostle Peter explains why the wife should submit to her husband (1 Pet. 3: 1 - 6)

Through submission, unbelieving husbands could be won to Christ when they observe their chaste conducts.

For any marriage to thrive and succeed as God intended, each party must play their part.

In loving and caring for his wife, the husband must be aware that the wife is the weaker vessel.

Good relationship is essential because failure to heed God's command can hinder the prayers of the husband.

For all married couples, today's meditation is a call to reassess your relationships and come to God in repentance for any areas where you are falling short of His standards.

For those awaiting marriage, it is important for you to know how well you are to prepare to fulfill your own role in marriage.

Lord show me Your favour in all I do in my marriage and help to play my role for its success for I pray in Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory verse:   Eph. 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"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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