Main Scriptures: Eph.2:3
More Scriptures: Jas.1:16, Lk.18:1, Pro.18:1
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others (Eph.2:3). Do you know that unhealthy conversations will always lead you to fulfill the lusts of the flesh including adultery, anger, fighting and much more? There is a relationship between what you say and what you do. If you get engaged more in conversations that are centered on sex, women, materialism, and other worldly things than the things of God, it would not be difficult for you to fall into carnality. But why is it so? It is so because, as you engage in wrong conversations, it leads to wrong desires and once the wrong desires get a stronghold in your heart, it gives birth to an uncontrollable force that makes you do the wrong things. In Jas.1:13-16, the Scripture says let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is DRAWN AWAY of his own lust and enticed, THEN when lust hath CONCEIVED, it BRINGETH for SIN and SIN when it is finished, BRINGETH forth DEATH. DO not err, my beloved brethren.
So as a husband, you must be very careful with the kind of conversation you engaged in. If the conversation will not glorify God, don’t get involved. If the conversation would not make a better husband and leader, don’t be a part of it. Your friends may call you unsociable and old school. It doesn’t matter as long as you get the applause of God, Who called you. But for you to make you conversation godly, you must desire it in your inward heart. In Pro.18:1, the Bible says that through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. After your desire has been established, you must begin to give expression to it by praying about it. In Lk.18:1, Jesus, the perfect example of a good and godly husband, admonish us to pray without ceasing. You must pray like David, the husband of Abigail prayed. He prayed to God and said “let the word of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in the sight”. Another practical step you must take is to define the boundaries of conversation you have with your friends. What this means is that you let them know what you can and cannot accept. Let them know what you stand for. That is what makes you a godly husband.
· Father, by the blood of Jesus deliver me from ungodly relationships and associations.
· Father, by Your Spirit, order my conversation aright and let it please You always.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, let the word of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight.
I order my conversation aright to bring glory to God because that is what makes me a good and godly husband to my wife and children in Jesus name. Amen.