when the glory of God is so peripheral, is like expecting the
eye to glorify the stars when we don’t stare at the night sky
and have never bought a telescope.
of God above all things, including your spouse, is the key to
marriage to the glory of God. It’s true in marriage, as in every
other relationship: God
is most glorified in us when we are
most satisfied in Him.
satisfaction in God above all earthly things, including your spouse
and your health and your own life (Psalm 63:3, esv, “your
love is better than life”) is the source of great long-suffering
without which husbands cannot love like Christ, and wives cannot
follow like the bride of Christ, the church. Ephesians 5:22–
25 makes plain that husbands take their cues of leadership and
love from Christ, and wives take their cues of submission and
love from the devotion of the church for whom He died. And
both of those complementary acts of love—to lead, and to submit—
are unsustainable for the glory of God without a superior
satisfaction in all that God is for us in Christ.”
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Because He is absolutely worthy,