|...to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.|
I woke up with some inspiration to address this idea of a Husband Loving God more than His wife. How did it make you feel when you first read the title? Did it bring a positive or negative internal response? Maybe some of us just don't know how to think of this idea?
In the modern age we live in women are being raised with an understanding that they deserve many things from life. "The Wordly Ideal Husband" allows his wife to: have her own bank account, work her own job, hires a nanny for her, she can go where she wants, when she wants, compliments her wearing new fashion trends, is happy to spend large sums of money to make her comfortable (buying the newest in appliances, cars, etc), is happy to entertain & accept all her friends, gives her his full attention when she wants it & pampers her with physical attention & affection.
How many of the ideas listed above do you agree with, & wish your husband did too?
What kind of Husband does God want us to have?
Will the ways of the "Wordly Ideal Husband" lead us to eternity with Christ?
If we truly desire eternity with Christ then we will be able to discern that the "Wordly Ideal Husband" with all his desires to please us, is simply going to spoil us rotten by allowing us to be entertained & distracted by a life that will never bring us into a life of eternity with Christ.
When we find ourselves wishing our husband was more like the "Worldly Ideal Husband" we must honestly examine our state...is my purpose in this life to be happy, or is it to fulfill the will of God? Hmm..many believe God's earnest desire is to make us feel happy & loved in this life. If this were so we'd be more like the Master & God our servant. I see that these thoughts are opening doors to bigger & greater thoughts of interest...so, how to stay on the topic...