Daily Devotional
Do You Love As Jesus Loves?

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.”

Ephesians 5:25

Ponder This

Christ gave Himself to the Church by dying for the Church. Now you don’t have to die physically to die to your ambitions. You don’t have to die physically to die to your pride. You know, I had to die before I got saved. I had to die to self to receive Christ as my Savior. He had to die on the cross before He could save me. Do you know what most marriages need? What most homes need? It’s two funerals and a wedding where the husband and wife die to themselves and are married to one another. Then they begin to live sacrificially, giving themselves one to another. Some people think when the Bible says the wife is to submit to the husband that means the wife is to wait on him.

That’s not what the Bible teaches. That’s not the way Christ loves the Church. He gave Himself as a sacrifice for us. A husband who loves his wife as Christ loved the Church is going to love her selflessly and he is going to love her sacrificially.

  • How is God calling you to sacrifice for another today (whether a spouse, family member, friend, or someone else)?
  • How will you respond as Christ loved the Church?

Practice This

Make a sacrifice in love for another person today.

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