Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Imitation 2

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.” ( Ephesians 5:25-29)

We are to imitate Jesus in our relationships with our wives and for the same reason: to present her to ourselves in glory, “without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she would be holy and blameless.”

You may say, “I cannot do that.” No, but we are still told to do it 'just like Jesus.'

We should spend the rest of our lives studying how Christ loved the church and then do it. I will not go into detail but I started this study in 1956. We had been married four years. Start your study and do not stop.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Dear Jim....this is a highcalling...