Reading: Ephesians 5:25-33
What command is given in 5:25?
What does a husband’s love “look like”? What does it involve?
What does Christ accomplish for the church (v26-27)?
What is the “profound mystery” in v32?
We now turn to a husband’s responsibility. The way a husband is to love his wife is expanded on in several ways: sacrificially (“gave himself up for her”), as a provider (“they feed and care for their own body”), and in the same way he loves himself. Once again, the sort of love Paul applies here is focused on the good of the other person.
If you are a husband: Ask the Lord how these verses apply to your situation. What would it look like for you to love your wife in this way? Discuss with your wife.
Everyone: Thank Jesus that he was willing to love you fully in this way.