In HIS Presence


Read: Ephesians 5:22-33

Meditation verse:

“Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:33).

God is particularly concerned with how a husband treats his wife. The bible contains commands and warnings on this. In 1 Corinthians 7:3, husbands were entreated to render to their wives the affection due them. In Proverbs 5:15-20, husbands were warned to stay faithful to their wives. Hebrews 13:4 reiterated the need to respect the marriage vows and Malachi 2:16 expressed God’s hatred for divorce. “Take heed to your spirit and let none of you deal treacherously with the wife of your youth” (Malachi 2:15). The husband is commanded to love and nurture his wife as his own body. No one ever treats his own body with disdain.

The person your wife has become today is in part the fruit of what you have been sowing into her life. If your wife is tainted with emotional blemish or character defects, check what you are sowing into her life. If she is a nag, you may need to consider whether you willingly listen to her views on issues or whether you constantly shrug them off. If she is unattractive or uninteresting, consider whether you have sown love, attention and praise or criticisms and neglect. If she tends to make decisions on her own, determine whether you have provided the leadership in all things as is required of you.

God is not mocked, whatever a man sows, he reaps. If you want to see beauty and splendour in your wife and in your home, purpose today to change the seeds you are sowing.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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