“When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.” (Deut. 24:5)
Why was this command to men? Probably because we are the first to forget it… off with our band of brothers, men are prone to forget their wives and the care of marriages. Men – marriage is about responsibility of service. It is about what you put into it, not what you get out of it. The marriage vows are a commitment to make your wife happy and to bring her happiness.
What if every husband in America spent the next week bringing joy to their wives? What if we thought of that as our conquest and mission instead of the earthly pursuits that often fill our days? What would happen if our goals became to create godly marriages and godly families?
“In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church because we are members of his body.” (Eph 5:28-30)
#Biblebites Matt. 4:4