Christian Address on Marriage
(Inspired by address at Bridal Shower)
By David Smith June 11, 1010
Text: Eph 5:22 to 33 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are members of his body of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular, so love his wife even as himself: and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
To talk of marriage between Christ and the Church
Through trials and difficulties, the endurance we search.
The Word of the Lord, relationship with Christ;
That is the gold that is all so nice.
Listening to chapters and relationship above
Unwavering care of our Saviour with Love;
Copy that commitment for relationship on earth
Is only possible in the second birth;
To have Christ within; He will carry you through
Let go, and let God, is all we can do.
And that’s the advice I heard tonight;
Christ did it all;
His finished work will suffice.