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Simple Manual Of Operation

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Main Scriptures: Gen.3:12

More Scriptures: Eph.6:4, Deut.6:7, Col.3:19

If you have ever bought some electrical gadgets before, you would understand the word manual of operation. Some of the manual of operations are simple to understand, while others are not. Today, I want to humbly submit to you that being a husband and the spiritual leader over your wife and children is not complex. All that is needed is willingness on your part to take responsibility, and not shift blames or even blame others. As the head of your family, you are bound to make mistakes as you lead your wife and children. It is okay if you make mistakes. What is not right is when you blame it on others. For example, a husband tells you that the reason why he committed adultery was because of his wife. That is not a sign of maturity as a leader. God’s word, the Bible, has provided very simple instructions for you. As a husband, God said, love your wife and do not be bitter against her (Col.3:19). He went further to explain how to love your wife in 1 Cor.13:4-8. Concerning your children, God said that you and NOT YOUR WIFE should nurture your children in the way of the Lord (Eph.6:4). The New International Version of the Bible says “Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord”. May be you do not understand what it means to nurture your children, God describes the how in Deut.6:7. The Scripture says, and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

But what would it take for you to obey the simple instructions as commanded? The first thing is to accept that God wishes you well when He made you a husband. In Jer.29:11, the Scripture says of God to you, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Secondly, you must accept God’s word as the final authority over your headship as a husband. If you accept His word as final, you will trust Him in all things, all the way. And as you engage these two vital weapons, your home will be heaven on earth in Jesus name. Amen.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

·         Father, fill me with the Spirit of grace and humility to believe all You command in Your word.

·         Father, help to trust You all the way.

·         Father, destroy pride and arrogance in my life.

FAITH CONFESSION

I uphold God’s word as the final authority in my life even as I lead my wife and children as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.


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