Likewise Ye Husbands, Love Your Wives by Miles Seaborn

LIKEWISE YE HUSBANDS, LOVE YOUR WIVES
Miles Seaborn
1 Peter 3:7
Eph. 5:21-25

INTRO. Review - wives (be submissive) (obey - get
under the authority of) Adorn yourselves with the
spirit cosmetics of a quiet gentle spirit so treasured
by God.

Likewise - God's Word is a reciprocal word. It never
places all the responsibility or duty on one side.

slaves - masters children - parents

Any marriage must be based on reciprocal duty and
reciprocal obligation. But someone must lead.

Aponemo - giving indicate a purposeful channeling
of honor (related to ____________) to the wife.
(Prayer - resentment 1 Timothy 2:8)

According to God's point of view: Responsibilities of
husbands and wives - Eph. 5:22-33

Background to this scripture - Ephesians -
Chapter 1-3
theological foundation - Any Christian
experience deeply rooted in theology. Does make
a difference in what you believe. What you
believe determines how you behave.
Chapter 4-6
Experimental section - only this devotion
produces this kind of experience.
1-3 Believer's wealth in Christ
4-6 Believer's walk
- walk in warfare
- Christian life a battle
- Basic principle is that we learn to walk
by walking
- 5:18 - Key verse - what does this effect?
Home life discussed

God's Chain of Command in
husband and wife relationship...
GOD
Christ
Husband
Wife
1 Cor. 11:3

Kinds of Relationships:
husband-wife
wife-husband
parents-child
child-parents

I. GOD IS HOLDING THE HUSBAND RESPONSIBLE FOR TWO
THINGS:
1. Love - his wife
God commands this (5:25) not mine - not even
Paul's - God's through him.

How? A. Sacrificially - "even as Christ also
loved the church and gave His life for it."
We are the church by faith in Christ. He
died for us - sacrificially.

What kind of "love" is this?
- not physical love - some marry on this level -
doesn't last
- not just human love
- not just emotio ...


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