Do you know why I love this time of year? It’s football season! I love sitting down and relaxing for a few hours while I watch a game on TV.
And you know, through football, I think we can better understand how marriage works.
You see, on a football team it’s absolutely essential that you have a quarterback who takes the signals from his coach. And men, this is certainly true concerning your marriage. There needs to be a quarterback. Someone must take the leadership role!
But what does it really mean for you and me to be good quarterbacks? Well first, we have to take the plays from our coach! And one of the clearest signals he has sent right to us is found in Ephesians 5:25, which says, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
You know, there are many commands for husbands found in the Scripture, but this one really sums up all the rest…love your wife!
You know, there are some husbands out there whose favorite verse is “Wives, submit to your own husbands.” But if you think that submission and the respect of your wife will come because you demand it, you are sadly mistaken.Your wife will respond to you when you’re willing to lead her as a servant and love her with the love of Jesus Christ. So don’t just be willing to die for your wife. But be willing to die for her each day by loving her selflessly. That, my friend, is the role of a godly husband.
Real faith isn’t just about words but works as well. It isn’t just about our conversations, but our conduct; not just creeds, but our deeds. In his book Visible Faith, Dr. Jack Graham helps you explore the book of James – written 2,000 years ago to Christians dealing with serious, significant troubles just like you and me today. You’ll discover how James directly addressed trials, temptations, immorality, money, speech, and justice. Visible Faith is about having a faith that saves—and springs into action!