Why Family Matters

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;

26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect.

28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;

30 because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.

31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:25-31

God’s original directive was a man should leave his parents and commit himself to his wife. When a man and woman learn to commit themselves to one another, there is fulfillment in married love that you will find nowhere else.

This means that you and I as Church Leaders, Business Leaders, Political Leaders etc must first lay down our lives for our wives. Laying down our lives for our ministry, our flock, or anything else at the expense of our family will break God’s order. The family is the bedrock for building a better society. So let’s take our family very serious.

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