In Ephesians, Paul makes a remarkable comparison between Jesus and His church and the husband and his wife.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
What kind of “head” is Christ over His bride, the church? Is He bossy, demanding, selfish, taking but never giving? Does He expect more from His bride than He is willing to do Himself? That wouldn’t make Him a very good husband.
On the contrary, Jesus is compassionate, considerate, selfless, always giving and giving despite how little we give in return. When it comes to sacrifice, what He asks of us He first did Himself: Jesus sacrificed His life in order to give us eternal salvation.
So what kind of husband am I supposed to be? If Christ is the head of the church and I am to be the head of my wife, then what kind of husband am I supposed to be?
I should be compassionate, considerate, selfless, always giving and giving despite how little I may get in return. When it comes to sacrifice, what I ask of my wife and children I should first be willing to sacrifice for my family.
As a Husband Jesus led by example. As a (godly) husband I must do likewise.