How A Christian Husband is to Protect
How should a Christian husband protect his wife?
Does she really need protected? More and more women have decided to
leave the protection of their husbands and have careers, go back to
college, or do whatever they see fit. It used to be husbands protected
their wives financially and physically, and in any other ways deemed
necessary according to the ills of society at that time Ė its not like
The fact of the matter is, without being under the
covering of her husband, a woman will not be protected from the criminal
and sexual abuses of society or from the temptations of other men making
advances on her. Most married men do not understand the concept of being
the protector of their wives because they do not know what their
position in the marriage should be.
The Churches do not teach the importance of
husbandly protection anymore. Godís standards never change with the
fads of society, so why should a Christianís standards change? Can you
change the color red to be blue? No! The color red has already been
established as red and cannot be made blue no matter how much you want
it to be blue.
As we all know Godís Word has already been
established, what God already established as His Word cannot be changed
to fit into the standards of society, no matter how much people would
like to change it to fit into their daily lives. I mean, people can
rebel against the standards of God, but in doing so will not find
happiness because a great spiritual Power will be missing from their
God says the husband is supposed to protect his
wife and the wife is supposed to submit to that protection. That has not
changed for married couples and never will. It is Godís will that
husband and wife participate in the roles given to them. If a husband
says he does not want his wife to work outside the home then she should
honor and respect her husband and not work out of the home.
Husbandly protection is how a Christian man is
taught to love his wife according to the Word of God. God is the Master
Designer of marriage, so it would go without saying that He knows what
is best for us in marriage, right?
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the
Church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by
the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself
as a radiant church, without stain, or wrinkle, or any other blemish,
but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands ought to love their
wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
(Ephesians 5:25-28 NIV)
Husbandly protection is a husband sacrificing his
life for his wifeís life if need be. It is making his wifeís well
being of prime importance by protecting and caring for her as he would
his own body. Christís death sanctified and cleansed the Church and
when believers do the will of Christ it is Godís Word that cleanses
us. When a man loves his wife the way Christ loved the Church, he
cleanses her and makes her holy and blameless.
Anytime a woman steps away from her husbands
protection, she will be vulnerable to criminal and sexual abuses.
Because of the way of society, a woman should not work for other people
in jobs and careers but at home for her husband and children. This is
how a woman brings joy and life into the home by putting her creative
talents and abilities to work for her family.
The churches do not teach this aspect of the word
of God. It gets tossed down the drain with the bath water. If a woman is
outside the home working under the authority of other men and women, how
can her husband protect her in the ways he is supposed to according to
Godís design for marriage? - Loving her in the way Christ loved the
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