Ephesians 5:33 from the Amplified Bible
~33However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly]. [I Pet. 3:2.]~
Respecting your husband is not an option for you if you are going be in God’s will. [Page 109, Principle #1, first sentence]
Wives are disrespectful, when they make fun of their husbands, cut them down, are sarcastic, impatient, short, or irritated. Disrespect can come in the form of hurtful words or “looks that kill.” Most forms of disrespect are sin no matter to whom you are speaking, but as a wife you have a special mandate from God to act in a respectful manner to your husband. [Page 111, Principle #3, first paragraph]
Respecting authority is practically a lost art, but as a Christian wife, with God’s enabling grace, you can cultivate a respectful attitude. Circumstances come and go, husbands succeed and fail, some merit respect and others do not, but whatever your situation, you can by an act of your will show biblical respect to your husband and how love to God in the process. It is important to God. treating your husband with respect is not something that your husband must first earn, it is something that you choose to show him. It is an underlying heart’s attitude that is to be prevalent regardless of your circumstances and in spite of your feelings. [Page 118, chapter summary, last paragraph]
How hard are you willing to work at it?
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