"When we live in close proximity to another person, such as in marriage, our selfishness is exposed on a daily (if not hourly) basis. Those closest to us are used by God to help transform us into the image of His Son...If a husband comes home seeking to be served, he will always be disappointed and the tension will build. But if he stops to remember, before he even gets out of the car, how Christ served him and gave Himself for him, this awe-filled reality will motivate him to serve his wife well. In the same way, wives are to respect and submit to their husbands out of respect for Christ. The service truly goes both ways. The gospel pushes both husbands and wives to place the other’s needs above his or her own needs."
Creature of the Word: Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, Eric Geiger