Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her (NASB).
I have to get a new one. When I sold my old truck, I gave away my bumper sticker that read, “I LOVE MY WIFE.” It was not only a sign to the world that I love my wife, but many times that bumper sticker saved me from leaving her side during an argument. Sometimes when we had disagreements, I would want to run from her, get in my truck, and drive away. However, as I approached the old truck, I would see the bumper sticker and ask myself, “Do I? Do I really love her?” I would answer YES, turn around, go back, and make amends - whether it was to apologize or to better understand what she was going through. I would go back in and fight for us instead of fighting against us. Something as simple as a bumper sticker CAN make the difference. What makes the difference for you when things go from better to worse?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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