Paul taught that God instituted marriage to demonstrate the beautiful story of redemption. Mystery of mysteries, God loved us and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us that we might be His bride and have the blessed privilege to gaze upon the beauty of our Husband in eternity!
The pastors and their wives in Cambodia supported by HeartCry Missionary Society are meeting this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) in a conference to consider the implications of the gospel upon the family. Today the conference began with
“Is God Central in Your Marriage”
and “How to Make God the Center of Your Marriage.”
Please pray for the conference. The pastors and their wives, like most of the Khmer Christians, are first-generation Christians and never had an earthly model to encourage them in fulfilling the roles as husbands and wives. Like the first-century Christians, however, God’s Word is sufficient to reveal and give grace to fulfill the responsibilities in the Christian home.
“Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband”Eph. 5:22-33
Timothy began working for HeartCry in 2015 and assists with the work in Asia. He is married, has eight children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.More By Timothy Jotham