The Wife Challenge

I was reading Ephesians chapter five in the Amplified Bible, one day last week and came across the scriptures about wives relationship to husbands.

Verse twenty-two wasn’t to much different than what I’ve heard before.

22 Wives, be subject (be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as [a service] to the Lord. (AMPC)
I thought that was it. But of course, I finished reading the chapter that day and came upon the last verse of the chapter, verse thirty-three, which reads,
33 However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly].(AMPC)
Wow, this is really a great list. It is a list that I should pay attention to. The respects and reverences part isn’t what jumped out at me. The Amplified uses multiple English word equivalents to clarify the Hebrew and Greek word meaning and context. So it is these words that made the meaning of respect and reverence a bit more clear. ;)
  • notice him
  • regard him
  • honor him
  • prefer him
  • venerates, which means regard with great respect, revere
  • esteems, which means respect, admire, value, regard
  • defers to him
  • praises him
  • loves him
  • admires him exceedingly


I’m challenging myself to use this list as a daily reminder. I think I will note an instance where I did one of these, either journaling or in my bullet journal.

I hope this scripture helps deepen your relationship with your hubby. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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