As couples submit to Christ and one another, we get a glimpse into our union with Christ. And we also get a practical way to love our wives: as Christ laid his life down for the church, we are to lay down our live for our spouse. How can marriages be driven and centered on Christ?
In a world riddled with disunity, racism, class divide, and demonization… the gospel speaks with power. God is in pursuit of one new humanity where our common ground is Christ, not race, gender, background, political, or economic standing.
We are called to love Lord as one loves a father. This familial love can only pour out in praise as we stand in awe (fear) of his immense power and perfection, especially when seeing his perfect love on the cross.
By loving Christ and remaining steadfast in our faith, Christians are promised a grace and peace that surpass all understanding.
As Christians we aren't just called to love our family and friends, but everyone we meet. We love others because He first loved us.
In this fallen world we are promised to have enemies, if we follow Christ, but we aren't expected to respond in kind. We are supposed to respond with a greater power... love.