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They had been married 35 years.
One day they had a big argument.
Determined to get the last word, the man said,
“When I die, I’m gonna dig my way out and haunt you forever!”

About a year later he died.

After the funeral, the wife went out “partying.”
One of her friends found her sitting at the table, drink in hand.

The friend asked, “Aren’t you afraid he’ll do like he said,
and dig out to haunt you.”

The wife answered, “Let him dig! I buried him upside down.....
And, you KNOW men won’t ask directions!”

Eph 5:22
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands,
as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;

LIGHT from the WORD.

Marriage is giving up “self” for one’s partner!
In Eph. 5:22, above, the wife is to give herself for
her husband.
In Eph. 5:25, above, the husband is to give himself
for the wife.

When entering marriage, “self” goes out the window!
For then, one becomes a “husband,” or a “wife.”
We don’t give up our personal individuality.
But we take our personal individuality and “partner”
our lives with someone else.
We become ONE!

Let's take that thought into our lives with Christ.

In Rev. 21:2, above, Christians are to give up
“self” for Christ!
We become His “bride.”
We don’t give up our personal individuality.
But we take our personal individuality and
“partner” it with Christ.
We become ONE with Him, and His purposes!

Christ’s purposes for the church – His bride – are to:
1. Learn and grow in faith so we can become useful to Him,
2. Pray daily and be constantly “in touch” with Christ,
3. Attend church and be and “encourager” to others,
4. Give to the church and support ministry activities,
5. Share the Gospel wherever we go,
6. And, minister aid and comfort to others.

How’s your marriage to Christ going?!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce