We focus mainly on pursuing an Ephesians 5 marriage. We’ve talked about the instructions for Christian living in Ephesians 4 plenty. It is important that we following the instruction that Paul shares with the people of Ephesus.
I need to confess that I have overlooked an important message in Ephesians 3. I couldn’t sleep Monday night. I was struggling with how I approach my role as a husband at times. I will often read through Ephesians in moments of difficulty because it challenges me to center myself back where I need to be. It seemed almost highlighted in my Bible:
“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19
How can I possibly live God’s instructions as a husband without being “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”?
Simple answer – I can’t. Neither can you.
I’ve realized that I am not capable of implementing God’s command to be forgiving and love my wife through my own effort. I must have the fullness of God to be truly successful. I am going to attempt to unpack this a little more in tomorrow’s post.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.