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Psalm 128. 1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

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1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

Psalm 128

1Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.

2You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

4Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

5May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem,

6and may you live to see your children's children.

Peace be upon Israel.



1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…It was Emerson who wrote, “the whole world loves a story.” If this is true, and I think it is, then the whole world really loves a love story. The greatest love story of all is the love of God our Father who gave His only Son so that we might have everlasting life.

God, not Romeo, is the greatest lover of all time.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…The Bible tells us that HUSBANDS ought to reflect such a love for their wives. A wife needs to be deeply loved by her husband, and a husband is designed to be her lover.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…We hear much about love for their wives. A wife love in our day, but what does this love really look like? Paul, in describing what it means to walk with the Lord, unfolds in detail the role of the Christian husband.

He is to submit to his wife by loving her.


A fourfold description unfolding the love that you as a husband must have for your wife

A FOURFOLD DESCRIPTION UNFOLDING THE LOVE THAT YOU, AS A HUSBAND, MUST HAVE FOR YOUR WIFE.

…For your primary role to her is not to be the leader, but to be her lover! She will flourish if you love her as such.


I you must love her with a sacrificial love

I. You Must Love Her With A HUSBAND, MUST HAVE FOR YOUR WIFE.Sacrificial Love.

(v. 25)



1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Jesus of self-sacrifice. is our example in this. The Lord Jesus loved the church, and demonstrated this love by giving Himself in death for her.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…1 John 3:16 “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.”

…A husband’s sacrificial love is described as: not for what she can do for him, but what he can do for her. This is the love of Christ. It is self-denying.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Remember, love is not a His life for us.”feeling, it is an act of the will. Here’s the proof, God commands husbands to love.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…For a husband to protest, “I can’t love my wife,” is sheer rebellion against God’s command.

…It is not a question of deserving. Love is not earned. We did not deserve Christ’s love…


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


Ii you must love her with a purifying love

II. You Must Love Her With A Purifying Love. wife needs to be:

(vv. 26-27)


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…A young man who says he loves his fiancée but wants her to have sex with him before marriage is not driven by love at all, it is lust. Love honors and protects the purity of its object.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…Husbands, don’t do to have sex with him before marriage is not driven by love at all, it is anything that would defile your wives…includes sexual filth, don’t embitter her so that she falls to the temptation of anger, etc. You should be an example of purity…


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…Most of all, men, to have sex with him before marriage is not driven by love at all, it is expose your wife to the Word of God.

Such will cleanse and keep clean…


Iii you must love her with a caring love

III. You Must Love Her With A to have sex with him before marriage is not driven by love at all, it is Caring Love.

(vv. 28-30)


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

It means to to have sex with him before marriage is not driven by love at all, it is care for it. If it is hungry, you feed it. If it is thirsty, you give it a drink.

If it is sick, you put it in bed, etc.


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways




1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


Practical ways for a husband to love his wife

Practical Ways For A Husband To Love His Wife cleaving.”

…Dr Eggerichs


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Your wife feels close to you when: cleaving.”

    …you hold her hand

    …you hug her

    …you are affectionate without sexual intentions

    …you are with her alone so you can focus on each other and laugh together


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…you do anything that results in togetherness…go for a walk, jog…

…you seek her out…set up a date

…you make it a priority to spend time with her

…you suggest the unexpected


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Your wife feels you are open with her when: walk, jog…

    …when you share your feelings, telling about your day and difficulties

    …when your face shows you want to talk, good eye contact is a must

    …when you pray with her


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you say, “let’s talk,” asking her what she is feeling, ask for her opinions

…when you give her your full attention…no grunting responses while reading or watching TV


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you apologize and admit you were wrong feeling, ask for her opinions

…when you pray with her and for her

…when you express appreciation for all she does, “Honey, I could never do your job.”


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Your wife will feel at peace with you when: feeling, ask for her opinions

    …when you let her vent her frustrations and hurts and don’t get angry and close her off

    …when you apologize and ask for her forgiveness


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you try to keep your relationship up-to-date, resolving the unresolved and never say “forget it”

…when you forgive her for any wrongs she confesses

…when you never nurse bitterness and always assure her of you love

…when you pray with her after a hurtful time


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Your wife will be assured of your loyalty when: resolving the unresolved and never say “forget it”

    …when you speak highly of her in front of others

    …when you are involved in things important to her

    …when you don’t look lustfully at other women


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you make her and your marriage a priority resolving the unresolved and never say “forget it”

…when you call her and let her know your plans


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

  • Your wife will feel esteemed when: resolving the unresolved and never say “forget it”

    …when you open the door for her

    …when you say, “I am so proud of the way you handled that.”

    …when you try something new with her


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you give her encouragement or praise with kindness and enthusiasm

…when you notice something different about her hair or clothes

…when you are physically affectionate with her in public


1 blessed are all who fear the lord who walk in his ways

…when you teach your children to show her and others respect

…when you make her feel first in importance

…when you are proud of her and all she does