God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
– Romans 5:8

God commands husbands to love their wives. However, He never instructs a wife to do love her husband. Instead, she is commanded to respect him.

This may seem like an odd way to address the subject of love, but God isn’t saying that women should dismiss the commandment to love. Rather, God is love, and His love lives within all of us. Therefore, we are all commanded to love one another with the love of Christ. From God’s perspective, a woman’s love is a response to her husband’s salvation and the love he gives to her. It begins with the foundation of respect and flourishes.

If husbands are going to be biblical lovers, they also must become biblical saviors. Jesus Christ died for us, not because we were lovable but in order to make us lovable. His gift of salvation is the greatest form of love. When we were lost in sin, He died for you and me. His love draws us to Himself. We’re saved by love so we can receive His love.

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Many times, we think of love as vacillating between hot and cold—on and off—but God’s love is eternal. It has no ending. In order to experience it, however, we must accept and respect the fact that He loves us. Once we do this, we discover the irresistible love of God for ourselves.


About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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