KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:23 ” For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body”.
Marriage is God’s idea and it fulfills His ultimate purpose for humanity if His prescriptions for marriage is adhered to. The Bible is God’s manual for human living, believes and practices. It presents the perfect teachings and pictures of how marriage should be.
Our key scripture says “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church and the saviour of the body”.
This scripture must be understood in its proper perspective. The Bible teaches clearly that the husband is the head of the wife. It compares that to Christ being the head of the church, but quickly added that He is also the saviour of the body. Christ’s work of saving the church was an act of selflessness prompted by love. He sought for the ultimate good of the church. He was not Lord to bully the body but acted to give the highest comfort to the body.
Husband’s role as the head of the wife is not a position of superiority but for order in the home. The wife must wholeheartedly acknowledge the man as the head and never attempt to assume leadership. Any act of insubordination or an attempt to dominate the husband is a rebellion against the standard God has set in the home
The man is the head, the woman can be said to be the neck. Each one is very important and indispensable.
The two are never two separate individuals but one body with one purpose. That is why there are no two heads, but one, supported by the neck. Without the neck, the head cannot function. There is therefore the need for perfect cooperation. This perfect cooperation is made possible by love. The husband, who is the head must always act and take decisions that preserves, comforts and satisfies the body. If the actions of the husband affects the body wrongly, the husband would also suffer because it is one body.
The main problem in most homes is that husbands and wives see themselves as separate individuals and do things independently.
The mystery of marriage is that two people become one. This excludes any other extra marital affairs with any one whatsoever. (Ephesians 5:32)
Satan’s attacks on marriages is because of this oneness. Never allow the devil to destroy this oneness.
I accept my role in the home in the light of God’s word. Love would always be my motivation in all I do.
Malachi 2:15 ” And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth”.
Ephesians 5:31 ” For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh”.