Main Scriptures: Colossians 3:9
More Scriptures: Gen.2:24-25, Jas.16, 3Jn:8
As a husband, are you loyal to your wife and children? Can your flock count on you for support and faithfulness? Can your wife trust your judgment? Can your children depend on your counsel? How reliable are you to your flock? One of the vital virtues that you must cultivate in your life and pass onto your flock is trust. You must work hard to earn their trust. You don’t just assume that since you are the head of the family, your wife and children would naturally be loyal to you. You must first sow the seed of loyalty into their lives before they can respond to you. But how do I become loyal to my flock? You must be truthful to her in all things including your journeys, finances, and business and in all matters. From our Scripture reading today, the Word of God says, do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds. As the head of the family, you owe your wife the duty of telling her the truth. If you are going to work, tell her you are going to work. If you are travelling for an official assignment outside of town, tell her you will be out of town. If you are visiting a female friend, tell her you are visiting a female friend. If you have a property or you’re building a house in any location or part of the world, let her know in totality.
There are many husbands who have crashed from grace to grass because they lied to their wives about the things they were doing. You must understand that it is a risk to embark on a trip of perdition without telling your wife. For example it is a death trap to tell your wife that you are travelling out of town for business deals, when you are actually down town with a woman in a hotel room. Have you wondered, what will happen to your family name if you get into trouble out of that unfaithful encounter? You may think that you are smarter. But hear what the Word of the Lord is saying to you, it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Lord, and he that breaks the hedge the serpent will bite. Many homes have disintegrated after the death of the husband because certain information was hidden from the wife. If you read Gen.2 and the last verse, it says they became one flesh. This means there is a bond that exists between the husband and his wife. And it is this bond that creates the atmosphere of trust and the disclosure of information. Make your life open to your wife. Make your life very transparent to your wife. Be truthful to her. It will not cost you anything but will provide the much-needed safety you desire.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from lying spirit.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to speak the truth at all times.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from secret sins and fill me with the spirit of truth.
I hide nothing from my wife and children but tell them the truth because that how I can set a godly example as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.