Our text is from Ephesians 5:25 today which states: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Jesus Christ came all the way from Heaven to pay for the sins of the world because He loved the world and His dying for it, proved it. John 3:16— For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Yet, for even a more intimate love, it is said in our text that He (Christ) gave His life for the church showing a special love for it that He didn’t have for any other. That is, He died so the church could be cleansed and sanctified. (See the next 2 verses in our text). What a great God and a great love He had for His bride.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day may this be a reminder of the great love Jesus Christ had for His bride (the church) and may the cross be the reminder of that great love.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13