Ephesians 5:33 (KJV)
Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverences her husband.
Can you imagine a home where a husband loves his wife, even as himself? It would mean, whatever he wishes for himself, he will do same for his wife! Again, can you imagine in that same home where the wife gives reverence to her husband? To reverence someone is to honour or show respect to the person.
This is the picture our theme Scripture seeks to paint. The home is expected to be a place of love and respect. And where there is love and respect, there is mutual support for each other.
The concept of marriage is for husband and wife to yield greater results than they’d have achieved as single individuals. Ecclesiastes 4:9 (KJV) says, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.”
Marriage is not a competition between husband and wife; it is the complementing of each other’s efforts to develop synergy. Marriage thrives on a a win-win concept. If the husband wins, it is the wife who has won! Likewise, if the wife wins, it is the husband who has won!
If that is that case, then what will you spell out as the responsibility of the husband that the wife wouldn’t support to achieve? What will you spell out as the responsibility of the wife that the husband wouldn’t support to achieve? Responsibility simply means, giving response to your ability. If you have the ability to bring progress to the marriage and home but you refuse to give response to that ability, that is irresponsibility!
When a husband knows he is bound to love his wife, and the wife knows she is bound to submit to her husband, their responsibilities towards each other and the upkeep of the home will evolve naturally without anyone giving a set of rules.
By Prophet Samuel Excellence