Main Scriptures: Matthew 5:6
More Scriptures: Is.51:1-2, Gal.3:13, II Cor.9:8
The same way you thirst after alcohol and other ungodly things, I want to encourage you to thirst after what is right. As the head of the family, it is what you pursue that comes to you and your family. And it is what you thirst after that determines how much you are willing to give to quench the thirst. You must understand that the life of your wife and children are dependent on you. Your life has a way of robbing off on your wife and children, both in the way they conduct themselves within and without. In Matt.5:6, the Scriptures say, blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. You cannot be filled with the capacity to do what is right to your wife and children until you are helped by the Holy Spirit by your desperate desire in our heart to want to do good to our flock. There are husbands who have taken their office as the head of the family casually and have become victims of divorce, separation and bitterness. Every day when you wake up, you must desire to abound unto good works according to 2Cor.9:8. In Is.51:1-2, the Word of God says that hearken to me, ye that FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS, ye that seek the Lord, look unto the rock whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you…….. Abraham was a husband like you and I. But one thing that distinguishes him is his righteous walk with God. And by redemption you and I have become the seeds of Abraham (Gal.3:10-13).
Your hallmark as the head of your family is holiness and righteousness. Therefore, as the leader of your home, you cannot sacrifice your wife and children at the expense of the temporary pleasures of this world. But how do I thirst after what is right as the leader in my home? The first thing that you need to do is to be open before God by telling Him those areas of your life that you are struggling with. It may be your struggle with adultery, anger, pride, bitterness, stealing and much more. It is only when you sincerely come to God for help that He will show you mercy and extends help to you so that your life of purity and righteousness will impact on your flock positively. SPIRITUAL EXERCISE
· Father, by Your blood, wash me clean from every form of filthiness and unrighteousness.
· Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, deliver me from the power of sin.
· Father, by Your Spirit, pour upon me the spirit of holiness and empower me to walk in that light.
I seek after what is right towards my wife and children at all times because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.