One of the most beautiful places to visit is the top of a mountain during the fall season. This time of year, the leaves are changing colors and create the perfect blend to create a piece of art that can’t be recreated by anyone else. When we make a trip to a place of high elevation and overlook the beauty that God has created we have a different perspective of what God has done for us. When we look at these things, we look at them from the perspective of Christ and we admire his beauty.
What if we took time to look at everything from God’s perspective? Would we see things in a different way? What about our spouse? If we looked at him/her in the perspective of Christ, would it change the way we care for them?
We have issues with viewing things from the eyes of the world. The world defines the way that we should treat our loved ones. We see celebrities (especially men) treating their wives like they are property and not the beautiful soul that Christ created. These celebrities draw out the way that many people believe should be the way that their spouse is loved.
It is important that we look at our spouse from God’s eyes and see the beauty he has created specifically for us.
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
The Bible tells us on many occasions the importance of having a wife and how we should treat her. The same can be applied to the husbands as well. Proverbs 18:22 says that he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
God gave brought the husband and wife together in Genesis. He gave marriage between man and woman as a gift and a blessing to each other. We already know that every good and every perfect gift comes from above (James 1:17).
Let’s change the way that the world defines our love for our spouse. Instead of treating our wives or husbands like a piece of property, let’s look at them from the same perspective that God does… A valuable, precious soul. John 15:13 reminds us that we should show love our friends, which includes your spouse, enough that you would lay down your life for them.
Changing the view we have of our spouse can change our lives. The way we treat them will become more Christ-like. Our relationships with them will improve. I mainly speak to men because of me being a man and I see how many men treat their wives. Many of us do not give them the love and respect that they deserve. We can look at them as the ‘lower’ one of the marriage and do not give them the support they need. We are all made in Christ’s image, therefore, no one is greater than the other.
Next time you look at your spouse, look at them from God’s views! It can help change your life.
God is Good… God is perfect!