Main Scriptures: 1Tim.2:3-4
More Scriptures: Jn.8:32, Ps.35:27, Jn.16:22
Do you know that the most valuable asset that the devil, who is your adversary, wants to steal from you is the knowledge of Jesus Christ? Well, if you don’t know, please be aware that that is what he pursues. This is why the Scripture admonishes you and I to uphold the knowledge of the truth. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (1Tim.2:3-4). It is the outworking of the knowledge of the truth in your life that empowers you to look in the eyes of your disloyal, disrespectful and stubborn wife and still show her kindness, mercy and compassion. The power of the knowledge of the truth in you is what keeps you far away from you every form of ungodliness. It is that same knowledge that empowers you to stand for what is right notwithstanding the cost. It is the knowledge of the truth that sets you free from every trap of the devil to make you unfit as a man, husband and father. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (Jn.8:32).
So, how does the devil fight to ensure that I don’t get filled up with the knowledge of the truth of the life of Jesus Christ? The first thing he uses against you is the weapon of pride. He makes you to overestimate yourself and you begin to think that you know it all and there is nothing for you to know. Consequently, he takes away the Bible from within your reach so that you are not able to study it anymore. And when he does that, you become disapproved before God and your wife and children. This is why the word tells us to study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the word of truth (2Tim.2:15). The second trick he uses against you is to make you not to enjoy fellowship with Jesus Christ through prayers. As the head of the family, you must understand that prayer is the most potent channel through which you enter into the presence of God. When you pray, you are communicating with God. And when you continue to communicate with God, you begin to wear Him as a garment and it affects the way you relate with your wife and children positively.
But for you to secure the knowledge of the truth from being stolen, you have to build a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit (Jn.14:26). Secondly, you have to see God as your father who desires fellowship (Ps.1:1-2). Thirdly, you must make prayer your lifestyle and a routine that you must enjoy because it connects you to the power of God for a victorious living (Lk.18:1). All of these are the demands of a good and godly husband.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me a teachable spirit to learn of Your way, truth and life.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus empower me by Your Spirit to seek after You for the good of my life and sheep.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, break the spirit of haughtiness in my life and help me walk in humility.
I take delight in studying the WORD OF GOD and partner with the Holy Spirit to keep the knowledge of the truth because that is what I need to secure my heritage as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.