Treasure Christ More Than a Husband
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21
The night I shared the promiscuity of my past with my now husband, I expected him to dump me. I had never hid the fact I had a past before Jesus saved me, but this was the first real conversation about it. I awaited his disappointment and the shame I was sure to bear. But instead, my sweet godly husband, who was a virgin, said to me, “You are a new creation. When I look at you I see the righteousness of Christ.” Insert my obnoxious sobs.
He had honored God with his sexuality, and I had given mine over to the idol of male affection. But I was forgiven. And how could he hold something against me that God had washed away? He took on my burden of a sinful and sexually broken past when he took my hand in marriage. Sound familiar?
Jesus sought His Bride, the Church, even in our imperfections and sin (Titus 3:5). He carried our burdens and took on our shame (Isaiah 53:4-5). And on the day we turned to Him for salvation, He declared us pure...redeemed by His blood (Colossians 1:14).
A godly man will follow Christ in how he seeks a bride. He won’t look for a woman according to her virginity status; he’ll search out her heart for signs of redemption that make his heart soar. He’ll look for Christ in her.
Ladies, this is what true godly men want. But seek Christ because He is better than a godly man. He is the greatest treasure, and His worth far exceeds a husband.
Father, I pray I will treasure You more than a husband. Give me a heart that longs to know You more and a identity that is only found in the depths of Your grace and love. Forgive me for idolizing my relationships thinking they will bring me a joy and satisfaction that only You can bring. Amen.
Are you in a relationship that isn't glorifying God? Are you in a relationship that is compromising what Christ did for us on the cross? Do you idolize finding a husband? Reflect on Matthew 6:21.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to two in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.