Ephesians 5: 25-27 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, to present her to himself as a radiant church without stain or wrinkle, or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.Ã¢â‚¬Â Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for her.
Christ died for undeserving sinners, for many gracious purposes.
Romans 5:8 God demonstrates his love for us that whilst we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Husbands are being asked by God to love their wives despite their failures and weaknesses and sins they commit.
The model here is Jesus Christ, who gave His life for sinners. God made Him, who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)
To be a Godly or Christian husband is tasking and costly. The wife you have gotten married to is a person who has weaknesses and failures.
These are supposed to be borne by the husband and still more, the husband is expected to show and demonstrate true, deep rooted love for her.
In so doing, the wife should be helped gradually to come out of these short comings. This is a slow process, whose fruits can be seen after a number of years sometimes.
For this process to become effective, the husband must exercise, tolerance, patience, acceptance andÃ‚Â perseverance.