The kind of intimacy that Christ longs to have with me is best represented in the marriage relationship. What God commands wives to do – respect and submit to their husbands – is what He desires all of us as believers in Christ to do for Him. And the part of Ephesians 5:22-33 that describes a husband’s love is a little taste of the way that Jesus loves, leads, sacrifices for, and serves us as His people. In fact, one of the main purposes of marriage is to point us all to the intimate relationship between Christ and His Church.
Marriage is to be a living parable or symbol of the REAL THING – our relationship with Jesus.
It is possible to take this analogy too far, to make too much of Jesus being our “Husband” to the point that it gets kind of creepy. But when we keep this…
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