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Pastoring Your Wife.

If you are a husband then you are to be a pastor to your wife. You have a primary duty to be the one who shepherds your wife so that she flourishes and developes in the Lord. You are to protect and provide for her. You are to lead her and your marriage into places where she is well fed and watered. So you must make sure that you are in a church where the Word of the Lord and fellowship in the Lord and service of the Lord is strong.

You have a responsibility to see your wife develop to the glory of God. Her godliness and usefulness is what you self-sacrificially work for. So, as Paul says in Ephesians 5:25-29

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,  and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.

And when you see your wife moving for the Lord it should bring you great joy. John says To the lady chosen by God in 2 John v 4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And so it should be for ourselves, fellow husbands. We do not fear that they might outshine us spiritually or make more impact for the Lord than us. Such thinking is not in our minds because we want her honour and not our honour.

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