Ephesians 5:31-33

Ecclesiastes 7

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

4 responses to “Ephesians 5:31-33

  1. This passage is talking about how the church is the bride of Christ and that provides an illustration to how our marriages should be.

    I’ve studied a lot about the love and respect thing… and it really blows my mind sometimes. Men and women think so differently from eachother. It is so easy for women to talk about and show love, but sometimes it is hard to realize that men need respect more than love… or that respecting them is how we should show our love to them.

  2. I happened to leave my momma and pappy when I was 26 hehehe

    Erica, there are times that Christ refers to the church as His bride. Now think about the battles we have with the flesh and the sinful desires—Galatians 5—now when we establish a relationship with Christ, we become one flesh, those desires should begin to change and we become more like Christ…so if we look at this passage in that context…if we claim to love Christ and our in a relationship with Christ, our flesh should be one with his flesh, which means we are resisting the sins of our flesh and pursuing the things of God…..But if we are not pursuing the things of God and pursuing our own selfishness, then we are not one with Christ…

    Now the same is true in marriage, we should no longer pursue our own agendas, but concerned with the agendas of the spouse and their life.

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