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Duties of the Husband
Written on January 24th, 2007 - 6:56PM
Last Updated: February 12th, 2007 - 7:49PM

Seeing the beauty of what God has ordained for man and woman, the leaving of one's parents in order to be fastened together, made one flesh, it is obvious that once in such a relationship there should be a natural flow of duties from each side.

The following will look at the specific commands given to the husband concerning the wife.

Give the Due

Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. (1 Corinthians 7:3)

"Render" (αποδιδωμι) means to pay off, to discharge what is due. It comes from two basic Greek words meaning "from" (απο) and "to give" (διδωμι). It has the idea of a giving from one's own allottment, often in order to fulfill a prior obligation.

This is why Paul adds he is to render what is "owed" the wife. That word οφειλη means a "debt," coming from the base word meaning "profit" (οφελος), giving the idea of an accruing. So the husband is to pay off the affection that is owed her, that has accrued to her account. He must settle the account by giving what she is due.

What is she owed, which he must give? There are two main textual testimonies.

One gives no description, so that the phrase would simply be, "Let the man give the [thing] that is due to the woman." The word "due" is in noun form, with an article in front of it ("the due, the owed").

The other text adds the word "affection" (ευνοια). It comes from the verb "to wish well, be peaceable, agree" (ευνοεω), which further comes from two basic Greek roots meaning "good" (ευ) and "mind" (νους). One can see the many possible translations of such a word, like "good will, kindness, benevolence."

Regardless, the following verse and surrounding context clarifies that to which Paul is referring.

The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife. (1 Corinthians 7:4)

Speaking initially of it being good for a man not to touch a woman, but that in order to prevent fornication a man should take a wife, then charging them to give each other what is due, Paul now explains why: their own bodies do not belong to themselves, but to the other person. It is a matter of fleshly union, and as they have been "glued together," so they each become the other's; so much so that he says they do not have authority over their own bodies, but that the other does.

Clearly this speaks to sexual relations, which is the pinnacle of the marriage relationship—the two become one flesh—so much so that this union of flesh happens also outside of formal marriage, even with a prostitute (1 Corinthians 6:15-16)!

Please the Wife

32But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; 33but he who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:32-33)

Although this verse is used as an exhortation to stay single in the time of Paul, it also shows the duties of marriage. Because marriage is a matter of the flesh and the natural world, it inherently involves caring for those things. The husband, then, is to be concerned about these things of the world, how he might "please" his wife. That word, αρεση, is a simple one meaning "to please or strive to please, to accomodate." It is thought to come from the verb αιρω meaning "to raise up, to elevate," then seeing "to please" as an exciting of emotion, or an uplifting of the spirit.

It is used several times in the New Covenant, including:

  • The daughter of Herodias "pleasing" Herod with her dancing and very presence (Mark 6:22)
  • The decision of the apostles to only pray and serve the Word, and to appoint deacons to serve tables, "pleased" the multitude of believers (Acts 6:5)
  • Those in the flesh cannot "please" God, including the unbelieving Jewish nation who killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets (Romans 8:8)(1 Thessalonians 2:15)
  • Those strong in faith should bear the weak ones' weaknesses rather than "pleasing" oneself, for their salvation, just as did Christ (Romans 15:1-3)(1 Corinthians 10:33)
  • Not "pleasing" men in order to gain their favor but preaching the Gospel with integrity to "please" God (Galatians 1:10)(1 Thessalonians 2:4)(1 Thessalonians 4:1)
  • Those who become soldiers seek to "please" their enroller, and do not entangle themselves with the world, just as we as soldiers of Christ Jesus seek to please Him rather than getting involved with the world (2 Timothy 2:4)

As can be seen, the matter of the husband pleasing the wife does not only deal with sexual relations, but the entire life. He should be seeking how to please her in each instance. In the phrase "cares for the things of the world," the verb "cares" is in the present, active form. It is a continual thing he is doing. However, "please" is in the aorist form, meaning a point in time action. As he is continually anxious about the things of the world, he seeks how he might please his wife—right now, at that moment. How can he uplift her in each instance of life? Not, how can he bring her down at every turn!

Love your Wife as Christ loved the Church

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; (Ephesians 5:25)

This command is qualified—not only should the husband love his wife, but he should do it in the way that Christ loves the Church. How has Christ loved the Church? He gave Himself up for it. This describes the kind of love the husband should show toward his wife.

That Christ gave Himself up for the Assembly can be seen in several ways:

  1. He gave His Body for it, to bear its pain, suffering, sickness and sin (Isaiah 53:4-5)(1 Peter 2:24)
  2. He gave His Blood for it, to redeem its people from the authority of Satan unto the Kingdom of God (Acts 26:18)
  3. He gave Himself for it, that it might become one with Him through spiritual marriage by faith (Philippians 2:5-7)(Romans 7:1-6)

In the same way, husbands must love their wives—with the same kind of love, here on this earthly plane. He should be willing to suffer and bear her load in order for her to be well again (Galatians 6:1-2); he should be willing to die so she might live (John 15:13); he should be willing to give up his own body for her pleasure and blessing (1 Corinthians 7:4-5).

As your own Body

Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:28)

This further describes the way that Christ loves the Assembly, explaining God's revelation at creation that the two shall become one flesh. If such is true, the wife becomes as the husband's own body and should be loved, nourished and cherished as such.

Knowing that there is a natural-spiritual dualism here revealed by Paul, we must recognize that marriage is a matter of the flesh.

Whereas Christ is concerned with the spiritual well-being of His people, the Assembly, the counterpart in marriage is that the husband is concerned with the natural, fleshly well-being of his wife: her food, clothing and shelter; her emotional needs and desires; her physical protection from harm; her sexual needs and desires; her ability to provide for the needs of the househould, and so on. Just as the husband would do what he can to provide for his own bodily needs, so he should strive to do in love toward his wife.

Another way of looking at this truth is to look at his love of the wife in a negative way—what he should not be doing toward her, whatever would not be in love. Husbands may consider some of these questions and begin to change their view and treatment of that woman with whom they have become one flesh:

  • Would you physically injure or try to kill your own body?
  • Would you neglect your own health?
  • Would you say shameful things about yourself in public or to yourself in a mirror?
  • Would you put yourself down and kill your own hopes and dreams?
  • Would you promise yourself one thing and then do the opposite?
  • Would you hold yourself accountable for and remind yourself of your past sins if you have trusted in the forgiveness of God in Christ toward you?
  • Would you try to actively engage in two separate life pursuits that could not be accomplished at the same time?

If you said yes to any of those, it reveals first that you have yet to come to a divine understanding of what God's best is for you. Second, it reveals that your marriage would suffer as a result, as you would treat your spouse as you treat yourself, in a way contrary to Yahweh's ideal. Your next step is to read God's written Word and come to see yourself as He sees you, and as you treat yourself rightly, so will you be better equipped to treat your spouse rightly.

If you said no to any of those, now apply those questions to your wife. She should receive the same answer, for she is as your own body. Change your behavior accordingly and your marriage will flourish and your wife will be encouraged to live fully for God, having the help necessary in the flesh.

Come up with your own questions, think of things that you would never imagine doing to yourself, and then apply them to your wife (i.e, "Would I...?"). Be sure you aren't doing those same things to her, and you will see the truth of what God intended marriage to be.

As the husband comes to love his wife as he loves and takes care of his own body, many problems in the marriage relationship will begin to melt away, and the union that Yahweh desires for them individually in spirit will begin to be revealed to them.

Being Bitter

Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them. (Colossians 3:19)

Again is the call to love the wife, here in the present active imperative tense: "love and keep on loving." Paul also says "stop being bitter against them" (more accurate then simply "don't be bitter"). The Greek scholar A.T. Robertson also believes this verb phrase "don't be bitter" (μη πικραινεσθε) to be in the middle voice, indicating it is something done to oneself. The husband is making himself bitter against his wife. To show the personal nature of this, the word προς ("toward, facing") is used where we have "against." The imagery is that it is a deliberate action of bitterness directed at the wife.

It is easy, in the flesh, to make oneself bitter against the object of one's love—if they do not respond as we wish, or appreciate our love, etc., the natural reaction is to become bitter. Paul warns husbands not to do so. Just as Christ loves the Church, regardless of its treatment of Him, and so never gives up on it nor puts it to shame, so must the husband do with the wife. He should continue to love his wife and not allow any perceived reactions or lack thereof on her part affect his mindset. He must not make himself bitter but rather love her with the same divine love with which he is loved by His own Lord, Christ Jesus.

The word "bitter" (πικραινω) in Greek is thought to be from the root πηγνυμι meaning "to pierce as in fastening or fixing together." It is a sort of stinging, a sharp feeling. Other definitions for it are "to embitter, to exasperate, to be indignant, to be grieved."

It is used in Revelation of the Star called Wormwood, which makes the waters "bitter" (Revelation 8:11), and of the scroll that John eats which makes his belly "bitter" (Revelation 10:9-10). Husbands shouldn't get "sick to their stomachs" toward their wives, or rather should stop doing such, and instead love them.

There are many times when the wife will do things that, in the flesh, would cause the husband to want to give up on her; something she says, or doesn't say in a time of need, a look she gives, a misunderstanding of his concern, and so on. This is not counting things she does that are not wrong, but are wrongly interpreted for whatever reason by the husband. These things will intially cause the husband to feel that bitter feeling—but he must stop allowing it to overtake him, and must not cooperate with it so that he doesn't make himself bitter toward her.

Rather, as he continually loves her, it will cover a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8), because love is patient and keeps no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:4-5).

Pay the Wife her Worth

You husbands, in like manner, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)

Having described the wife's duties toward the husband, Peter calls on the husbands to recognize the role of the wife—just as she is to support the husband and be in subjection to him, so he should care for her as the weaker vessel. He must keep this in mind as he lives with her.

The phrase "giving honor" (απονεμοντες) has a really interesting source in Greek. The first word is only used this one time in the entire New Covenant scriptures, and means "to assign, to portion out," coming from two words meaning "from" (απο) and "law" (νομος). It could be seen as a judgment from a lawsuit; something that comes from the law, that is prescribed by rule. Seeing how husband and wife reflect Christ and the Church, that their are specific roles for each member, so we can see how the husband's duties toward the wife are termed an assigning or portioning by law. It is part of the rule of marriage, just as we are "inlawed to Christ" (1 Corinthians 9:21).

What is the husband to "give" or "assign" to her? "Honor" (τιμη), a word coming from the root meaning "to pay, to recompense," which had the meaning of a price or a valuing. Following are some of the other places it is used in the New Covenant:

  • The "price" of blood that was paid to betray Jesus (30 pieces of silver) (Matthew 27:6-9)
  • The "honor" that a prophet does not have in his own country (John 4:44)
  • The "prices" or "proceeds" of the lands and houses the disciples sold to distribute to other believers who lacked (Acts 4:34)(Acts 5:2-3)
  • The "honors" which Paul and his companions received from the natives of Malta, for the healings they did (Acts 28:7-10)
  • The vessels God has made, whether for "honor" or "dishonor" (the same word with the negative prefix α; i.e., "lack of value") (Romans 9:21)
  • The "price" with which we were bought by God (1 Corinthians 6:20)
  • The lack of "value" of wordly rules to restrict the indulgence of the flesh (Colossians 2:20-23)
  • The double "honor" to be paid to elders who rule well, with labor in the word and in teaching (1 Timothy 5:17)
  • The "honor" given to the high priest under the Old Covenant, like Aaron, which no one took upon themself, but was given by God (Hebrews 5:4)
  • The "honor" for those who believe in Christ Jesus as Yahweh's Cornerstone in the New Temple (1 Peter 2:7)
  • The many times "honor" is given to God in worship and praise in the book of Revelation

Seeing how this same word is used above, one can understand the force of what Peter is saying: the husband is to recognize and thus pay the "price" or "honor" due the wife, the weaker vessel. He is to assign or portion out by law the fixed value given to her by Yahweh. She has an intrinsic value from God. He is to recognize her worth and give it to her. If the husband does so, how would it ever be possible for her to be hurt by him? Or to not feel loved? Or to be neglected in any wya? So as he recognizes her worth as given by God, he might truly begin to value her in her entirety.

Not only does this reveal the love that God has so ordained to exist between the man and woman, that kind of love that comes from recognizing the value and worth of each other, but it reveals how the Lord feels about us.

Her Worth as the Weaker Vessel

What exactly is her worth? The only definition we receive is what Peter says in the same sentence: the husband should recognize the wife as being the weaker vessel (seen in detail below).

You husbands, in like manner, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)

Thus, he should see her worth as a vessel just as her is, but one weaker than himself. He will then give her what is appropriate, understanding her physical shortcomings and being able to supply what is lacking on her part by his own gifting from God.

This word used by Peter for "vessel" (σκευει) was a common Greek word of the day, simply meaning, "vessel, furniture, utensil." Paul elsewhere uses it to describe what we as human believers are (2 Corinthians 4:7)(2 Timothy 2:20), and Jesus used it of the "goods" that are plundered from the strong man's house when he is bound (Matthew 12:29).

If marriage reflects the eternal mystery of the Son of God leaving heaven to be wed to us, the Assembly, so we can see that we as His wife have a worth to be recognized. As the Perfect Husband, the Lord Jesus truly gives us what we are due in Him, by virtue of what we have become by Him.

In the same way, He recognizes us to be the weaker vessel, one in need of careful molding and care. He treats us accordingly, not allowing us to break as He transforms us into His perfect image.

20Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor. 21If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21)

5You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."{Isaiah 28:16} 7For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone,"{Psalm 118:22} (1 Peter 2:5-7)

What a revelation, that we His people should be so counted to have a value or price that must be paid us by Him—we truly are the handiwork of God, created to show off His power and glory, reflected in the image of the woman as seen by the man.

In that day, Yahweh of Armies will become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people; (Isaiah 28:5)

For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building. (1 Corinthians 3:9)

18For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:18-22)

But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:9)

Peter also says that the husband should do this knowing they are joint-heirs of the grace of life. Neither made themselves, but rather both have been created by God. The fact that the man is stronger, able to sustain more physically, does not mean it is to be used against the woman—rather, it should be used for her. Both are conduits for the glory of God to be manifest to the world, if they each will sanctify themselves unto his use.

Peter says that the woman is the "weaker" (ασθενεστερω) vessel. This word, in the comparitive degree, is the opposite of strength. Her vessel has less power than the man's. The man should keep this knowledge present as he lives with her (1 Peter 3:7).


Hindered Prayers

Peter tells us why husbands are to recognize their wife's worth: "that your prayers may not be hindered." This word "hindered" has a rich source, coming from a verb meaning "to cut into, impede, interrupt."

Whereas we might see prayer as our direct line to God, if the husband does not recognize the value of his wife and give her what she is due as the weaker vessel, those prayers would be cut off! Strong language indeed, but it reveals how important this type of marriage truly is—it reflects such a fundamental, wonderful and beautiful truth, that God's Son cares for us and values us for what we are, the creation of God, that He gives us our due through His transforming love.

If the husband does the same in the flesh, toward his wife, his prayers will not be interrupted.

Don't Send Away the Wife

10But to the married I command—not I, but the Lord—that the wife not leave her husband 11(but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband not leave his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:10-11)

Paul echoes the command of Jesus in the Gospels, that the husband should not put away his wife. This is different than the command to the wife, that she not "depart" or "not become separated" from her husband (giving the idea of a chasm between them). Here, the command is that the husband not actively put away his wife. It is not something that can happen to him, but something he is not to do.

The word (αφιεναι) is from the preposition "from" (απο) and the verb "to send" (an intensive form of the verb "to go"). The form is present, active, infinitive, meaning Paul is saying "the husband is not to send away his wife."

Obviously this ultimately speaks of what we know today as divorce, and gives us insight into how it happens and what it does, concerning the husband.

When the husband chooses to and then acts on his desire to send away his wife, she becomes separated from him (what she is not supposed to allow to happen). He should not do this, because there has been a very real joining of himself to his wife. They are no longer two separate bodies, but now have become one flesh.

So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don't let man tear apart." (Matthew 19:6)

Here the same word is used for "tear apart." Because God has joined them, no human should separate them. There can't be a disconnection by man because man didn't put them together in the first place.

Jesus makes it very clear as to what this separation or divorce causes to happen:

He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her. (Mark 10:11)

This gives Paul the foundation for his teaching, that as long as the husband is living, the wife is bound to him. Therefore, if he still lives while she becomes another man's (whether through another "marriage," or sex, etc.), it is adultery. Because, as long as he lives, they are one.

2For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. 3So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man. (Romans 7:2-3)

So the husband must not become separated from his wife—not only to sustain the type of Christ toward His Church, but to walk in love, to fulfill the vow, and to recognize the real joining done by God through marriage.

The Responsibility of the Husband

One important thing to remember after covering these duties of the husband, is that it is just that—the husband's duty. The wife cannot do it for him or make him do it, nor should she try. Just as we, as the people of the Lord Jesus, do not "try" to make Him act as He should, nor should the wife try to make the husband act like he should.

She has her own duties to fulfill, which if done, will do everything possible to create in the husband the natural affection and desire to do as he should. But it is never the role or responsibility of the wife to force the husband to do what God requires of him.

Husbands, simply do what God has called you to do, and give your wife peace in this regard.

Centered upon Love

So we see the primary focus of the husband is to love his wife. The various commands above all flow from love, that he would treat her as he would want to be treated; for just as he takes care of his own body he should take care of her.

Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

"As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them. (Luke 6:31)

Just as Christ Jesus loves His Assembly, His Bride-to-be, so He loves and nourishes it with all that He is. In imitating Him, the husband may in this natural world lavish his wife with a love truly due her, seeing her worth from Yahweh Himself, and giving his very body for her in this world.

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As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.

But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.

This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, Christ Jesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.

You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.

God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.

That Son, Jesus Christ, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.

His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.

The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.

So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.

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