Another Man’s Wife

I read a quote from a great man of God, Pastor BJ Robison, a great friend of my husband’s, who recently went home to be with the Lord. He said:

Watch the way a man treats another man’s wife and that will define his character.

I thought in terms of people at first.

  • The man who eyes another man’s wife as a piece of meat.
  • The man who lusts after another man’s wife.
  • The man who scorns another man’s wife.
  • The man who is in direct competition of another man’s wife.
  • The man disregards another man’s wife, either by dismissing her thoughts or taking for granted her kindness towards him.
  • The man who judges another man’s wife because of her appearance, education, or opinion.
  • The man who speaks against her in public to puff himself up.
  • The man who measures his own wife by another man’s wife.
  • The man who feels he in a place to correct another man’s wife.

Then I began to think the church as she the bride of Christ.

  • The man who is obsessed with taking her down for his own agenda.
  • The man who judges the church based on her taste in music or attire.
  • The man who is critical of her parts.
  • The man who has taken it upon himself to change her.
  • The man who tries to rule over her.
  • The man who stifles her growth and creativity.
  • The man who wants her doused in religion instead of salt.
  • The man who crushes her with his unwillingness to change.
  • The man who tries to take advantage of her.
  • The man who doesn’t fear her groom.
  • The man who tries to take advantage of her kindness, education, or opinion.
  • The man who demands of her but doesn’t fund her.
  • The man who tries to lure her children away with false teaching.
  • The man who tries to kill her.
  • The man who ridicules her.
  • The man who finds her an unnecessary burden.
  • The man who doesn’t respect her place.

6 thoughts on “Another Man’s Wife

  1. what about the men who actually encourage their friends to spend quality time with their wives, who respect and honor these women even if the woman is jealous or unfriendly? Or the man who honors his best friend’s marriage even over their lifelong friendship. What about the man who is happy when his best friend’s marriage is successful and happy?

    There are men like this as well. What does it say about their character?

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