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  1. Thank you for this selection of passages and commentary on how they apply. Isn’t it true that we husbands do not have what it takes? Unless we husbands are changed from the heart, our desires, even the way in which we use Biblical truth will lead us astray. In gritting our teeth and trying harder to obey these texts so we can be good husbands, we will become inflexible, resentful and harsh. I agree we husbands need to work hard at loving our wives. But if we are doing so in order to be “good husbands” we are headed in the wrong direction.

    While the texts are all about Jesus and following Him it seems the underlying presupposition of the article is that if we just have more Bible information in our heads, we have what it takes to obey and be loving like Christ. The presupposition is that we have an information problem. I would say we have a worship problem.

    We husbands have to see Jesus loving us miserable, sinful, unlovely creatures in order for us to even begin to have renewed desires to love our wives no matter how they look or how they treat us. We are not tougher or more powerful than our indwelling sin; only Jesus Christ has what it takes. It’s not what our head needs as much as what our hearts need to see and experience in the only one who can save.

    “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,…”
    Ephesians 1:15-19a

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