February 4, 2018
What does it mean to love as Christ loved? In Ephesians 5:25-27, Paul called husbands to the self-sacrificing devotion demonstrated by Jesus as the bridegroom to the Church. While we love in response to loveliness, Alistair Begg points out that Jesus loved in order to make us lovely. Restraining selfish ambition for the personal growth and spiritual beauty of another proclaims the Gospel and glorifies God.
25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
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