Main Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-3
More Scriptures: Genesis 2:15-16, Genesis 2:18, John 3:1-8
Who is a matured husband? How do you know a matured husband? Can a good and godly husband outgrow knowledge? These are pertinent questions. And if they can be answered it will help every husband to become a good and godly husband. During our bi-weekly Bible study someone remarked that any man can be a husband but it takes a husband who is in Christ to be a good and godly husband (2Cor.5:17).
A matured husband is that leader who is able to control his emotions. And these include anger, sex, food and conversations. When as the head of the family, you are able to control your reactions when your sheep offends you and you are able to guide your heart so that your mouth does not speak evil, then you can be said to be a matured husband. Very importantly, you need to continue to feed yourself with knowledge of who you are as a man, husband and father from the Word of God. The more you know and you are committed to act on, the better you become at dealing with your wife and children. God wants you to know His Son, Jesus, who is the perfect example of a good and godly husband, more and more. Paul speaking said, that I may know Him and the power of His salvation. Apostle Paul kept digging deep to know Christ and the works of His salvation. No wonder, he had such depth of revelation about the Person of Jesus and he became a great leader.
God’s will for you and me as heads of our families is to be like Him in all things and for all things. And if you want to be useful to your wife, children and the world, you must decide to live a godly life. Godliness is what invites the power, person and presence of God into your life and home. And that is what dispels every spirit of disobedience from having a hold in the lives of your wife and children. It is through a godly life that you can gain access into the wisdom of God that will make you reign in your family kingdom.
Therefore, you are created to occupy a godly office. You have the genes of godliness in you. All you need to do is to activate the gene for effective performance as a husband. So, the foundation that you must build towards becoming a Godly husband is the foundation of new birth – accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Personal Saviour. A relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest foundation that sets you on the path of glory, honour and dignity. Nothing will keep your family heritage intact like having and maintaining a truthful and sincere relation with the Groom, Jesus. So, grow to know Him and be willing to abide in Him. When you abide in Him, He also abides in you and through it all you think, talk and conduct yourself as a good and godly husband to your sheep and the world.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to grow in Your word for my life as the head of my family.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, let Your word dwell richly in me to impact my sheep positively.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to live above carnality.
I have turned from my old wrong ways of doing things to now walking and working with the WORD OF GOD to think and act because that is the key to becoming a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.