Love, Light, and Wisdom

FATHER has instructed me twice now to focus on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and specifically chapter 5.  First Paul instructed them to walk in Love:

1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.


Secondly, Paul instructed them in walk in light:

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.


Thirdly, Paul instructed them in walk in wisdom:

15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Finally Paul addresses the relationship of husband and wife:

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

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

24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

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

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

If a husband truly Loves his wife as Christ Loves the church, the wife will have absolutely no issue in submitting to him.  Instead, she will be completely willing to submit to him as he is being led by THE SPIRIT and walking in the fullness of Love.  As I submit myself to Jesus Christ and all His attributes, His anointing will flow to me, through me, and to my wife.  I will look to her as my second witness and if we are not in one accord, I will take no action.  As I honor her gifts and sensitivity to THE SPIRIT, our lives together promote life and peace.

The husband has the responsibility to walk in Love, light, and wisdom.  If a man is in sin and lawlessness, how can he expect his wife to submit to his path toward destruction?  Out of Love, the husband should initiate and follow the path of righteousness and the wife will respond.  Setting conditions for your spouse will only delay unity.  If you follow Christ and walk in Love your spouse will ultimately be convicted of his or her error.  Some repent quickly and some take time.  Let FATHER take on the responsibility of opening the eyes and ears of your spouse.  You simply need to walk in Love, light, and wisdom.

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