Good Morning! Another early morning here, but I’m ready to hit the ground running, but first some time to look introspectively and focus on God.
My devotions this morning again come from “Husband After God” just like yesterday’s and I’ll leave the links at the end of this post.
Today I studied what it means to be an Example for your wife and to serve her just as Jesus served the disciples by washing their feet. I know, sounds weird right? But during those times it was a custom in their culture, just as we now have our own. It was a sign of real respect and care for another. I mean, come on. Think about how dirty their feet may have been! That’s really putting someone else before yourself.
John 13:14-15 “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to was one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”
So what is Jesus saying here? I believe he’s telling the disciples to lead by example. Serve others just as He has served them. Of course this doesn’t just mean to wash each other’s feet, but to invest into others with true care and compassion.
How does this apply to husbands? Show your wife love by truly listening, caring, and serving. Take actions to serve your wife. Feel like playing Xbox but the dishwasher needs to be emptied? Empty the dishwasher! These small tasks are actions we can take to show our wives we care and love them. Show love and respect at all times, even those that are tense and hard to. As men we often feel like nothing is being accomplished unless something is being said or a noticeable action is being taken, but this is far from the case. Just “being there” is one of the most important and impacting things you can do. I don’t mean just being in the same room either. Truly listening and focusing on the task or conversation at hand.
So to close I want to challenge every husband, although this applies to anyone and everyone, to be an example. Lead by example and server others and most importantly, your wife. You’re a team.
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