WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-27
In Ephesians 5:25-27 we have the second use of am-o-mos in the New Testament. We are told, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Without blemish is am-o-mos! In this passage am-o-mos is equal to kata-kri-ma. Kri-ma is the word for judgment or condemnation and kata meaning to wipe out or to take away all judgment or to remove all condemnation. Am-o-mos speaks of the One God Who has chosen His Son before the foundation of the world to be without blemish. Accepting Christ gives us the privilege of standing without blemish before Him. God has sovereignly and supernaturally declared us worthy. When we stand before Him in Christ we are qualified to do business with the King! Jesus died to give us the same relationship with the Father that He had if we pursue it! In marriage the assignment is given to husbands to demonstrate this dimension of love and this attitude toward their spouse because marriage is a type of the relationship that Christ has with the church.