Daily Devotional
Lovingly Lead Your Wife

“For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.”

Ephesians 5:23

Ponder This

The word head here speaks of leader. The husband is the head of the wife, that is, he is the leader. But he’s not the dictator. The husband is not some sort of a top sergeant, to be beating his wife over the head with a Bible club. This doesn’t speak primarily of a chain of command; this is a line of responsibility. That’s a much better term. To have headship is to have responsibility. That means if a wife is to submit to her husband, she is to submit to her husband for loving leadership. And God gives the model. What is the model? Verse 23 says, “as also Christ is head of the church.”

  • How does Christ lead the church?
  • What implications does this have for how husbands are to lead their wives?

Practice This

What responsibilities has God given you to lovingly serve those around you? Take action in obedient love toward another today.


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