For some reason, marriage has really been on my mind lately, maybe it’s the coming of the warmer months, the pictures of my friends wedding or simply a desire the Lord has put on my heart, but whatever it is, it has caused me to reflect on the subject and realize how much my views of marriage have changed since God brought me to Himself.
When I was still blind to the Gospel, wallowing in my trespasses, my idea of a husband was one of selfish ambitions, I wanted him to be good looking, one that can dress well, with a good job and off course, he would have to meet my needs and make me happy, everything to make me look good, so, well, it was all about me and what I could get out of it….
But then, the Lord took hold f my heart, brought me to repentance and showed me that, only by surrendering everything to Him and making Jesus Christ the Lord and savior of my life, could I ever experience true and lasting happiness, peace and love at the same time, my desire for a husband changed, I went from seeking someone who would meet my needs to someone that shares my beliefs and that I could serve and submit to.
Did you notice these words, “Share”, “Submit”, “Serve” those are not very popular terms in our modern world, yet I am convinced that you can do those joyfully by the amazing Grace of God.
Below are some of my favorite Scripture concerning how a wife should conduct herself. I pray that, by God’s grace, I will always abide by those and glorify His name, for even if I never get married here on earth, one day I will be wed to my Savior Jesus Christ, therefore, I want to make myself beautiful in every way, if not for my earthly husband, for the One who purchased me at the highest of price, my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.