By David Chadwick
Husbands, if you want to honor your wife, as the Bible commands you to do (1 Peter 3:7), then become a man of God. If your wife loves Jesus, shedesires above all for this to happen! How can this be done? Practice bridled power.
What is bridled power? In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (NLT).
Jesus described himself as “humble and gentle at heart.” The Greek word used here is praus. Literally, it can be translated as “bridled power.” It’s the only adjective Jesus ever used to describe himself.
Imagine a wild stallion with a bridle around its neck. Though incredibly strong, the horse is under the control of the disciplined rider.
A true man of God possesses strengths and attributes. But they are all under the control of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has Jesus’ yoke on his shoulders. Every step is guided by his Lord. A husband’s gifts and passions are overseen by God.
When the wife sees this character quality, she feels honored. It’s what she desires most from her husband.
And the two increasingly become one flesh (Genesis 2:24).
Discover God’s path to a better marriage
A key to making your marriage the best it can be isn’t a secret. God commands spouses to give honor to one another – and blesses them for doing so!
David Chadwick and his wife, Marilynn, unpack the biblical meaning of honor in these two special books, Eight Great Ways to Honor Your Husband and Eight Great Ways to Honor Your Wife.
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- Connect you to God’s original and joy-filled intent for marriage
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