Thursday, May 28, 2015


There is an old story that illustrates the principle of honor within marriage.

A drunkard husband, spending the evening with his jovial companions at a tavern, boasted that if he took a group of his friends home with him at midnight & asked his wife to get up & cook supper for them, she would do it without complaint.

The crowd considered it a vain boast & dared him to try it. So the drunken crowd followed him home & he made the unreasonable demands of his wife.

She obeyed, dressed, came down & prepared a very nice supper & served it as cheerfully as if she had been expecting them.

After supper one of the men asked her how she could be so kind when they had been so unreasonable & when she did not approve of their conduct.

Her reply was: “Sir, when my husband & I were married, we were both sinners. It has pleased God to call me out of that dangerous condition. My husband continues in it. I tremble for his future state. Were he to die as he is, he would be miserable forever. I think it my duty to render his present existence as comfortable as possible.”

Not long after, her husband was saved.


Eph 5:24 (ISV): “Indeed, just as the church is submissive to Christ, so wives must be submissive to their husbands in everything.”

“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” - Martin Luther.

Pro 10:12 (GNB): “Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.”

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