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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Do you want to be a GREAT husband or wife?!?
Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
Do I really need to say anything more? Is there any better place than your marriage to act on Jesus’ compelling call for us to serve one another?
It's your turn: what do you think it means to serve your husband or wife? How have you served or been served by your spouse this week?
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