It is so important that a person loves himself or herself, because we cannot reflect God’s love if we don’t care for ourselves. It’s something with which we all struggle because everyone has some sort of issue or soapbox or irritant, but we all need to hear a kind work and encouragement to help us to keep stepping forward.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. -Ephesians 5:28
As you can see, “men love yourselves” is practically a commandment. We aren’t talking about the superficial, narcissistic selfie kind of love that we often see today, but the real deal, the authentic kind. The kind that often happens when you come to Christ, when you avail yourself of forgiveness and grace and come to perceive yourself as God does, as someone having such worth and value, He died for you. You now have royal blood in you. Lay your flaws down at the foot of the cross and love yourself.
The importance of, “men, love yourselves” cannot be underestimated, because it is from your own ability to love yourself that you are going to be able to love others. When it comes to marriage it is absolutely vital, because…
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