Verse 21 – courteously reverent – applies to all Christians, especially husband and wife.
Verse 23 – cherish – to hold dear, to esteem, to value highly
Verse 24 – submit – God’s thoughts: to yield one’s own rights – to put others ahead of your own. Doews not connote obedience – word obey does not appear in scripture with respect to wives, only children. (DEB’S THOUGHTS)
Verse 25 – A love marked by giving not getting
Verse 26 – Christ’s love makes the church (US) whole. His word evoke her beauty – words are powerful – God calls us to build each other up!
Verse 28 – One in marriage – one flesh – physically, emotionally, and spirituallty
Verse 33 – Love her, honor him. Greatest needs addressed by this thought –
women: security and stability
men: to be honored and respected
Ephesians 6: 1-4
“Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, ‘so you will live well and have a logn life.’
Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them.
Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the master.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (NLT) – Love keeps no record of wrongs.
- “Love is patient and kind.
- Love is not jealous or boastful of proud or rude.
- Love does not demand its own way.
- Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.
- It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
- Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.”
The NIV says…”Love keeps no records of wrongs – alway protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.