5702 husband

5702 husband

The male partner in a marriage relationship. The origin of this God-ordained institution is traced back in the Bible to the Garden of Eden. Scripture stresses that marriage is a God-ordained institution, within which the husband is pledged to love and care for his wife. Scripture contains many examples, both good and bad, of how husbands behaved. The ultimate examples of a good husband in Scripture are God as the husband of Israel and Jesus Christ as the bridegroom of the church.

God’s pattern for marriage

Husband and wife are one flesh Ge 1:27 See also Ge 2:23-24; Mal 2:15; Mt 19:4-6 pp Mk 10:6-9

The husband is head of the wife Eph 5:23 See also 1Co 11:3

Duties of a husband

To leave his parents and be united to his wife Mt 19:5 pp Mk 10:7-8 See also Ge 2:24

To love his wife Eph 5:25 See also Dt 24:5; Pr 5:18; Ecc 9:9; Eph 5:28-33; Col 3:19; 1Pe 3:7

To fulfil his marital duty 1Co 7:3-5 See also Ex 21:10-11

To be faithful to his wife Ex 20:14 pp Dt 5:18 See also Lev 20:10; Dt 22:22; Mal 2:14; Mt 5:27-28; 1Co 7:14-16

Adam, the first husband

Ge 2:20-24

Behaviour which is commended in husbands

1Sa 1:3-8 See also Ge 24:67; Ge 29:20; Ru 3:7-4:11; Est 5:1-3; Hos 3:1-3; Mt 1:18-25

Behaviour which is condemned in husbands

2Sa 12:7-10 See also Ge 29:30-31; Ge 38:8-10; Jdg 19:16-29; Mal 2:13-16

God as a husband

Isa 54:5 See also Jer 3:14; Jer 31:32; Eze 16:8

Jesus Christ as a bridegroom

Eph 5:25-27 See also Mt 9:14-15 pp Mk 2:18-20 pp Lk 5:33-35; 2Co 11:2; Rev 21:2

See also

5660bridegroom
5675divorce
5708marriage
5729one flesh
5732polygamy
5744wife
6242adultery
6243adultery, spiritual
7020church, the
7135Israel, people of God
8299love in relationships