So has GOD CHANGED, or society? And if you are IN Christ which do you suppose to follow?
For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.
So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:22, 24-26, 28, 29, 31-33 NLT)
So A MAN is COMMANDED to LOVE his wife…and a wife is COMMANDED to RESPECT her husband! No where in here does it SAY ANYTHING about if they EARN it give it…you know why? Cause God is the Judge! Your job is to simply OBEY THE WORD…and let God do the work.
We have become so self righteous as believers because instead of being kingdom minded we are society minded. We still think it’s OUR HARD WORK that allows God to bless us! 😪😪 it’s sad! We must know that te blessing of God comes and adds no sorrow(toil) with it! He does the work!