Titus 2:4 speaks to women about loving their husbands. Paul tells us that loving our husbands is an important part of practically living out our faith.
That they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children.
Ephesians 5 focuses on the marriage relationship and the very last words spoken in relation to the marriage are to wives in Ephesians 5:33 where it says, “let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Respect is a feeling of deep admiration. Showing our husbands that we feel that deep admiration for them is an important way that we practically love our husbands. In fact, our husbands’ number 1 need is to be respected by us.
Respecting our husband is counter culture.
We live in a world lacking respect, but very much needed, especially when it comes to a wife loving her husband. Ephesians 5:22 reminds us that the reason that we honor our husbands is because honoring them demonstrates an act of honoring the Lord.
2 Samuel 6 tells about King David bringing the ark of the Lord into the City of David. What David did was a great accomplishment and something to be honored and admired. Many people honored David for his accomplishment, but not his own wife, Michal. She spoke disrespectfully because she focused on how he appeared to everyone else as he brought in the ark of the Lord.
Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Show Your Husband Respect
David’s wife missed the big picture. Instead of seeing his abilities, qualities, and achievements, she focused on where she felt he fell short. She missed the opportunity to honor her husband for his accomplishment; however, this ultimately cost her a great deal. 2 Samuel 6:23 says that Michal lived her whole life without having children. She dishonored her husband and experienced dishonor in her own life.
When you are tempted to focus on the negative, ask God to give you a good perspective. Look for your husband’s accomplishments, his abilities and good qualities. Seeing the good in your husband sets you up as be a wife who respects your husband. A husband who is respected by his wife is a husband who loves his wife deeply.
CounterCulture Women: Respecting Our Husbands
This blog post is from OnFire Ministries CounterCulture Women, video and audio biblical teaching related to everyday life topics and issues which began August 2017. Feature audio recordings can be heard weekly on The Miracle Radio 89.1 and the complete teaching can be heard weekly on Saturday and Sunday on The Promise Family Life Talk Radio 90.7.
CounterCulture means our values and behaviors do not line up with cultural norms. Seeing that as CounterCulture Women, our values and behaviors are based on the teaching of God’s Word. The opinions of others or what is normal in our world, day, and time is not our standard. We are women learning to live CounterCulture.
Our opening series in CounterCulture Women is based on Titus 2:3-5
Paul tells the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanders, not given to much wine, teachers of good things — that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may to be blasphemed.
In CounterCulture Women Week 1 you will hear Pat Domangue and April Rodgers speak to women about Loving Our Husband By Respecting Our husband.
Week 1 – Loving Our Husband By Respecting Our Husband
Listen to an audio feature a day by clicking on the links below.
Coming up next week:
Loving Our Husbands By Encouraging Our Husbands