You Asked For It – Part 5


  • When the Bible states that the wife should reverence her husband, does that mean that she should do whatever he says?

(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 reverence her husband.

We must understand there is a vast difference between leadership and dictatorship.

Leadership in the home will provide stability  and security not anger and resentment.

(Proverbs 11:29a NLT)  Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind…

If the husband wants respect, then he should love his wife. If the wife wants love from her husband, she has to give him respect.

  • Is it disrespectful if the wife does not agree with her husband (in private)?

Any healthy relationship is going to have disagreements.

The key is to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.

(Amos 3:3 NLT)  Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?

Communication is going to be the key to making this work.

(1 Thessalonians 5:13b NIV)  …Live in peace with each other.

  •  What does it mean for husbands to love his wife as Christ loves the Church?

(Ephesians 5:21-33)

This means that the husband is to be willing to sacrifice himself to help his wife become everything that God wants her to be.

  • What does the Bible say about intermixing races in marriage? Is it wrong, impure, unwise, inappropriate, etc.?

(John 3:16 NIV)  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

God is far more interested in the condition of the heart than anything else.

If whoever is good enough for God then it has to be good enough for the people of God.

(Revelation 7:9-10 NIV)  After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.  (10)  And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

We should pray, “Jesus, teach me to see people like you see people.”