Treasure Your Spouse

JUNE 22ND, 2021      |   Jimmy Evans’ series, “Every Great Marriage,” discusses the attributes and roles of the husband and wife. He says that the husband is the prophet, priest, and king of the home. As priest, he’s an intercessor, connecting God and man. He is also sacrificially sensitive to his wife’s needs; if she’s not well, then he’s not well and everything matters. Because they are one flesh, what affects her affects him and vice versa.

If the husband’s right arm began to hurt, he would cover, secure, and protect it from further injury while it healed. If it didn’t get better, he would seek medical help. If he tried to ignore his arm, the pain would eventually demand his attention and cause him to take action. But even with all the things he could do, one thing he wouldn’t do is cut off his arm and walk around as if everything was better because he removed “the problem.” 

If you wouldn’t do that to your own arm, why would you treat your spouse—your own flesh—as something easily ignored or removed? You might not like or agree with the choices your spouse makes, but just as you would seek God, stand on His promises, and get medical help as needed for a bodily injury, you need to do the same for your treasured husband or your beloved wife.

Treasure Your Spouse

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

–Ephesians 5:31 NKJV

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

–Ephesians 5:31 NKJV

Jimmy Evans’ series, “Every Great Marriage,” discusses the attributes and roles of the husband and wife. He says that the husband is the prophet, priest, and king of the home. As priest, he’s an intercessor, connecting God and man. He is also sacrificially sensitive to his wife’s needs; if she’s not well, then he’s not well and everything matters. Because they are one flesh, what affects her affects him and vice versa.

If the husband’s right arm began to hurt, he would cover, secure, and protect it from further injury while it healed. If it didn’t get better, he would seek medical help. If he tried to ignore his arm, the pain would eventually demand his attention and cause him to take action. But even with all the things he could do, one thing he wouldn’t do is cut off his arm and walk around as if everything was better because he removed “the problem.” 

If you wouldn’t do that to your own arm, why would you treat your spouse—your own flesh—as something easily ignored or removed? You might not like or agree with the choices your spouse makes, but just as you would seek God, stand on His promises, and get medical help as needed for a bodily injury, you need to do the same for your treasured husband or your beloved wife.

Ask God to always help you see your spouse as a treasured gift from Him.

Pray for health and healing in marriages.

Heather Potts
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