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Gentle Men

27 Dec

Gentle Men…

In 1 Peter it says, “Husbands, give your wife honor”. What does that mean? The word in Greek is timay which also means preciousness.

Husbands, give your wife preciousness. See her as precious and you will never take her for granted again. Continually minister that to her. Give her timay, give her preciousness.

It’s not about whether she is worthy of it or not. It’s not about you seeing the things she does, or doesn’t do, and saying, well, that’s worthy of preciousness. Preciousness is what you are supposed to give her.

Do you want a precious marriage? Love her with a precious love and treat her as a precious vessel. Forgive her with a precious mercy. This is true not only for husbands and wives, but for everybody.

Don’t treat people as they deserve to be treated. Treat them as God treats you, with a gift of timay. God didn’t give His life for you because you are precious and worthy of it. He gave His life to you so you would become precious and worthy of Him. His gift, His life, is the timay which makes you precious.

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. 1 Peter 3:7

Look at the people in your life – at home, at work, etc. – with new eyes. See them as being precious – as precious as you are in the sight of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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