Showing posts from January, 2016

Love & Respect

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Ephesians 5:33)

Recently I've been wondering where has the disconnect occurred where wives believe it is okay to demand unconditional love yet are content to pass out conditional respect to their husband.
That is NOT okay. Nor is it in alignment with God's Words.
We are exhorted to respect our husbands. It is not respect that is dependent upon an action or lack thereof. We are also exhorted to respect our husbands because it does not come natural to us.  In Genesis 3:16 God tells Eve: "Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” 

There's a book called Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. I think any wife who struggles to respect her husband unconditionally needs to read this book AND apply it. Especially if you sense there is trouble in your marriage or you sense a lack of intimacy (not just sexual). This …

The Case for Grace

Through out the years we've learned that grace and mercy is the saving grace of the Christian. It is the traits of God that grants us forgiveness.  Yet in recent years it seems grace has been almost over used and under valued. 
I mean that to say everyone preaches the message of grace and mercy to the sinner, that it renews each day. Yet they forget to include the disclaimer that grace and mercy is not an OK to sin thinking "Well God will have grace and mercy and forgive me." 
It is important to remember this because God judges the heart. He sees all of what we think we're doing and judges our motives. So if we do not grasp grace and mercy in its fullness. Then we could very easily lose its covering. God is not a man that He would be made a fool of.
Grace and mercy is all in Jesus bearing the sins of all mankind on the cross. Grace and mercy is all in Jesus' resurrection.
Grace and mercy is what kept Jesus on the path to crucifixion.

What is is NOT is:  a license…