Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Building Up Our Husbands



There is a spirit of disrespect in our culture.

Children disrespect parents, we disrespect authorities and things that are to be held sacred. Disrespect is rampant and can be found right inside our homes if we look carefully. This is very dangerous for the Christian woman because we must be careful to show respect in all arenas---especially to those which we have been commanded. In Ephesians 5:33 we see that we are to respect our husbands. We have examples in the Bible of women who showed respect (Proverbs 31 woman, Sara) and those that did not (Michal, Jezebel).

We must know that:

How we respect our husbands is in direct correlation of how we worship God!

If we do not respect our husbands, we are not obeying God and worshiping Him with our lives. Worship is a life lived out to glorify Him, not just singing on Sunday morning! We must make our husband a priority---he comes first after God. Not our children, not our agendas, not our friends, not our ministry, not our parents, not our pursuits, not our homeschooling. We must prioritize our husbands!

We build up our husbands by loving them and we do that primarily through respecting him. Yes, we can make his meals, do his laundry, etc. but if we do this with a disrespectful heart and attitude---it is pointless! Have you ever served your husband a meal and then hurtfully attacked him verbally? This is what I am talking about. We must turn our hearts toward our husbands and respect him.

Scripture teaches that we blaspheme the Word of God when we don't love our husbands (Titus 2). In biblical times, blasphemers were subjected to stoning. Yes, stoning! We know that when we do not obey the Lord we are rebelling. 1 Samuel 15:23 proclaims 'Rebellion is the sin of witchcraft.'

Blasphemer---witchcraft? All these things when I don't love and respect my husband? This is serious...



What can we do? Here are three things:

1. Ask in prayer for God to clean your heart.

2. Renew your thoughtlife with scripture.

3. Say no to things that will hinder prioritizing your husband (putting others before him, too busy being out)

Lord, help us to love and respect our husbands and help to build them up to be the godly men God created them to be....

9 comments:

  1. How, oh how, do you continue to post such encouraging and thought-provoking stuff? Thank you for this post. I think I will return to read it again every so often!

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  2. "How we respect our husbands is in direct correlation of how we worship God!" That is so true! I needed to be reminded of that today - thank you!

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  3. Brenda,

    You are doing a great job on your blog and revising your home life! Keep up the good work!

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  4. This is so needed today--thank you for this post--Nancy Leigh DeMoss gave women a challenge earlier this year--go 30 days without critisizing your husband--at home and in public. Sounds like a good challenge to take up. How about it ladies out there:)

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  5. I heard the voice of the Shepherd in this post tonight. Just today I was given the opportunity to volunteer more hours at a crisis pregnancy center, but I know that it would not be wise for me to do this right now. Thank you for your posts.

    jenny
    www.mylight.homeschooljournal.net

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  6. Hello I am new to the blog world and am so excited to find your blog and others who share my heart! Your words and truth shared ministered to me this morning and inspired me in my call at home today! Bless you and yours. Will be back :)

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  7. I just discovered your blog and I've already been blessed by it! I need to hear these things and I know God led me here...I so desire to be the wife God has for me to be and the wife my husband needs. I look forward to reading more!

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  8. I just wanted to let you know that your scripture reference is wrong. There is no Galatians 5:33. I do believe that you meant Ephesians 5:33

    I am a student of the bible and do believe that one must get their bible references correct.

    Thank you

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  9. Thank you so much for this post. It is sad that so many are afraid to mention that we are to be respectful and submissive to our husbands.

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