Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. – Ephesians 5:25.
As men, we are ready and willing to protect our wives or girlfriends from potentially physical threats. We are willing to intercept a bullet if our wives are the target. We would be willing to lay down our lives for her at any cost.
But one thing we have a tendency to overlook is what matters most of all; her spirit. Are we willing to do as Christ did and step in front of our wives when Satan attacks them? Satan does not always attack directly. He loves to attack them through us. When we are selfish of our own desires, we are not dying to ourselves, thus dying for our wives. When are allow ourselves to fall into temptation, we are betraying the trust and love of our spouse that cuts deeper than any sword, or do more damage than a .50 caliber bullet.
We must die to ourselves daily by giving our time, money, and resources to the one woman we belong to. We must be intentional in loving our wives as Christ love the church, and to see to it that we disciple our wives, and teach her as Jesus commands by washing her with the water of the Word.
It is a heavy burden to carry, but that is what we have been entrusted to. But do not worry. We cannot do this on our own. We need and must carry this burden to the Lord, surrendering to Him to meet all of your needs; and your wives. This is the hardest battle we will endure in our life, but it is the most important one we must fight.