Ephesians 5:22-6:9 (TPT)
“22 For wives, this means being devoted[a] to your husbands like you are tenderly devoted to our Lord, 23 for the husband provides leadership for the wife, just as Christ provides leadership for his church, as the Savior and Reviver[b] of the body. 24 In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything.
25 And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, his bride.[c] For he died for us, sacrificing himself 26 to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. 27 All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant,[d] beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.[e]
28 Husbands have the obligation of loving and caring for their wives the same way they love and care for their own bodies, for to love your wife is to love your own self. 29 No one abuses his own body, but pampers it—serving and satisfying its needs. That’s exactly what Christ does for his church! 30 He serves and satisfies us[f] as members of his body.
31 For this reason a man is to leave his father and his mother and lovingly hold to his wife, since the two have become joined as one flesh.[g] 32 Marriage is the beautiful design of the Almighty,[h]a great mystery[i] of Christ and his church. 33 So every married man should be gracious to his wife just as he is gracious to himself. And every wife should be tenderly devoted to her husband.
Love in Our Families and Workplaces
6 Children, if you want to be wise, listen to your parents and do what they tell you, and the Lord[j] will help you.
2 For the commandment, “Honor your father and your mother,” was the first of the Ten Commandments with a promise attached: 3 “You will prosper[k]and live a long, full life if you honor your parents.”
4 Fathers, don’t exasperate your children,[l] but raise them up with loving discipline and counsel that brings the revelation of our Lord.
6 Always do what is right and not only when others are watching, so that you may please Christ as his servants by doing his will. 7 Serve[p] your employers wholeheartedly and with love, as though you were serving Christ and not men. 8 Be assured that anything you do that is beautiful and excellent will be repaid by our Lord, whether you are an employee or an employer.
9 And to the caretakers of the flock[q] I say, do what is right with your people by forgiving them when they offend you, for you know there is a Master in heaven that shows no favoritism.”
Timothy S. Lewis
Hebrews 13:20-21 (TPT)
Apostolic Blessing and Conclusion
“20 Now may the God who brought us peace by raising from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ so that he would be the Great Shepherd of his flock; and by the power of the blood of the eternal covenant 21 may he work perfection into every part of you giving you all that you need to fulfill your destiny. And may he express through you all that is excellent and pleasing[a] to him through your life-union with Jesus the Anointed One who is to receive all glory forever! Amen! Read full chapter”