An Admonition to Christian Men
To husband is to manage and cultivate the household as one would cultivate or till the ground.
The husband must either cultivate his family garden or let noxious weeds take over.
Whatever grows there–fruit and blossoms or noxious weeds–is usually the fruit of the husband’s effort and skill in gardening.
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” (Ephesians 5:25–28, ESV)
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4, ESV)
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