God’s Expectation for Marriage
1.) We are to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. We submit to the Lord because we love him with all our hearts and minds and souls and strength; and we are then to love each other as ourselves.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
- Ephesians 5:21
28And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them
well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The most important is,
‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You
shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
- Mark 12:28-31
2.) Wives are to submit to their husbands as to the Lord.
22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the
head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
- Ephesians 5:22-23
3.) Husbands are to love their wives by giving themselves up for her so she may stand holy and blameless before God.
25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy,
cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church,
without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
- Ephesians 5:25-27
There were a lot of good passages for what God expects of a marriage, but this was a good, simple, clear overview.
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