Creative Disciple Newsletter
February 12, 2023

Punch Valentine’s Day in the Face, and Be Attractive

Husbands, punch Valentine’s Day in the face all year long by leading your wife God’s way. Right now, men everywhere are scrambling to figure out how they can express their love to their wives in a way that will last the next 365 days. The Bible has a plan and it doesn’t require roses, chocolate, or fancy dinners. It does, however, require a kind of sacrifice modeled in Jesus.

Ephesians 5:25 tells husbands, “love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” It means that the love we show our wives will be dipped in a river of meekness, tenderness, care, and service — not chocolate. Loving your wife is a humble sacrifice — of your time, your hobbies, your plans, your friends, and more — for the sake of leading her closer to Jesus.

The Disciple Shift

Build a Respectable Attraction

My recent video in the godly character series was an unusual one. The Bible teaches us to be “respectable” (1 Timothy 3:2) which relates to having a lifestyle that attracts people to you because of your godliness. The history of the word is what makes it so unusual. Here’s a hint, we get our word “cosmetics” from this word. Find out more by watching the video or reading this article.

Weekly Wallpaper

Download this week’s newest wallpaper design to help remind you that we must build a respective attraction in order to be more effective in our gospel influence among those in our life.

Next Tuesday, our godly characteristic is “hospitality” which receives a rather poor treatment among men today. But, it has a lot to do about a man’s response to needs in the world. I think you will find it eye opening.

I’ll see you then.

For the Kingdom,
Jacob Abshire

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