Are you intoxicated with your wife? A couple of weeks ago, this piece of scripture hit me and thumped me. As a husband, there are so many things that I struggle with, and one of those things is letting God’s word run my marriage.
Ever be intoxicated always in her love.
Intoxicated With Your Wife
I continuously pray Ephesians 5 over my marriage. I am asking our Father to help me in specific areas. Areas like loving my wife as Christ loves the church or in assisting me in laying my life down for her. However, this piece of scripture says something different. Solomon is instructing his sons here to be intoxicated with her love.
Wow, I fall short there! And not just some of the time. My wife—as I am sure your wives as well—desire real and lasting intimacy. They want us to desire them. They want us to be intoxicated by them and the love they have to offer us. I know my wife does.
There is another reason Solomon is telling his sons to be intoxicated with their wives. This avoids the temptation of lust. If we are busy being caught up in all our wife has to offer, our hearts, our eyes, and our thoughts will not be prone to wonder.
A Return To Intoxication
I know God is using this piece of scripture in my life and marriage, and I am glad that He brings it front and center, especially now. It has been a while since I felt this way about her, and I have let other things captivate that area of my life, an area that only God and my wife should occupy. In the past, I have fallen prey to the Grass is Greener philosophy, but with the help of God, I realize that the grass is greener where you water it. And since reading this piece of scripture, I desire to honor God and love my wife in this way.
Prayer: Father, you have blessed each of us with a princess from your kingdom, and we are so grateful for this. Your word says that he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD, so please help us to love our wives as you have loved us. Help us to cherish her and to be intoxicated with her. But most of all Help us to glorify You in our marriages. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
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