THE COVERING.— COMFORT OMOTESE OKO-JOSEPH.
COVER: to place or spread something over so as to PROTECT or CONCEAL; to provide with a covering; a hiding place or shelter; to ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR A PERSON OR THING; to insure against risk; to GUARD or protect.
God is our covering. The unfailing example of a covering for us all.
Fathers as our covering
Your husband is your covering…because He is the HEAD and leader of your household.
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the HEAD of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Your husband is your covering…because He is your PROTECTOR and co-heir with you in Christ.
1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat her with respect as the WEAKER PARTNER and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
A husband is your covering…because He is your LOVER and your best of friends.
Genesis 2:25 Then man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
A husband is your covering…because He is your PROVIDER and co-worker with you in Kingdom service.
1 Timothy 5:8 If anyone does not PROVIDE for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Dear wives: Is your husband your covering? Are you rested under his protective wings, as you would Christ? God wants you to submit to him in all things and entrust the things which are beyond your ability at His throne in prayer.
Wives as covering
It’s so easy to see the faults of our spouse and be angry at them.
I’m not saying that we, as wives, are suppose to carry all the burdens and enable our husbands in areas that aren’t healthy.
God did call us to love; and how can we not when He first loved us? (1 John 4:19)
Through setting aside my feelings and attitude in a moment where I could cover my husband and help him to shine, proved to me that being selfless is how God wants us to love each other in our marriages.
God demonstrated His own love for us, that while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8) HE COVERED US!
Who, that you know would send His one and only Son to die for us – WHILE we were sinners.
Our example is set.
Love is patient and kind.
What an opportunity we have each day to love our spouse as God asks.
Wives: It’s a beautiful, joyful blessing to cover your husband. There is no one else who can love him in this way.
Proverbs 31:11 (ESV)
“The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.”
Children as coverings
Genesis 9 vs. 20 – 23
Ham saw his fathers nakedness. Talked about it instead of taking action to cover it.
He got a curse that went beyond his generation to the next.
His brothers were blessed.
Walk in love!
Love covers multitude of sin.
Be a covering.