Main Scriptures: John 5:38-39
More Scriptures: Eph. 1:18, Jn.14:26, Mk.9:29
I have come to discover that the best book which presents the true picture of who my wife and children have been created to be, is the Bible. Most times as the head of your family, you seem to be crowded by so many things-the books you read, the films you watch, other people and even suggestions from family and friends and even parents. And because of the rate of information being released daily, you are most likely to be at a loss as to determine what is right and acceptable and what is not. But the good news today is that you have a compass-The Bible. The Bible tells you God’s intention for giving you a wife and blessing you with children. The Bible also teaches you the steps to take to maximize the potential and gifting that God has deposited inside your flocks. The Bible also empowers you to lead your wife and children courageously and in faith-daring the devil and winning in the contest of life. However, you must search. And this is why our main text of our study today is very important. In Jn.5:39, the word of God says, search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of me. As a leader, whom God has ordained to superintend over the lives of your wife and children, you must delight in the Scriptures. It is not enough to hear the word on Sunday. You can never grow to become a triumphant husband if you are a Sunday student. The days we are in today are perilous times-satan is viciously attacking families- the very foundation of our existence. It is what you discover from the word of God that puts you in command of the affairs of your family as the head. However, for you to enjoy the fullness of the blessings of your search, you need to do the following. Firstly, engage the help of the Holy Spirit (Jn.14:26). He is the only Person who can interpret the Scripture for you. He opens your eyes to see much more than the letters of Scriptures. Secondly, you must be willing and ready to obey every instruction He teaches you. This is what I call humility. Thirdly, engage the force of fasting and prayers (Mk.9:29)
· Father, by Your Spirit, teach me deep things about my role as a husband
· Father, deliver me from the power of pride and over self estimation of self.
· Father, by the blood of Jesus Christ, make me both a hearer and doer of Your instructions
I make a vow to search my BIBLE always to know the plan of God for my wife and children because I am committed to becoming a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.