Main Scriptures: Micah 6:1
More Scriptures: Prov.17:6, Eph.5:23, Jos.24:15
There has been this erroneous teaching that the wife is the person who oversees the home, hence she needs to fight to keep her home. When you attend marriage seminars, you find more women than men. And when there is a crisis in the family kingdom, the wife is advised to do everything not to rock the boat. Unfortunately, this teaching is half truth and has contributed greatly to the increasing number of irresponsible husbands and fathers in the world, especially in the church. Let me start by saying that the person whom God has entrusted the family kingdom to is YOU-the husband (Eph.5:23, Gen.2:15-18). So, you are both the physical as well as the spiritual leader. Now in any setting, where you have a leader, you will have followers or the led. Between the leader and the led, who is in control? Definitely, it is the leader. Secondly, the life of your wife has been absorbed into your own life as her husband (Gen.3:16). You are your wife’s custodian. Thirdly, the glory of your children is your crown (Pro.17:6), and it is your godly and righteous responsibility to nurture them in the way of the Lord (Jos.24:15, Eph.6:4). With this established truth from the Bible, it is evident that you, as the head of your family, has the primary responsibility to arise and contend for the preservation and sustenance of your family kingdom.
In Micah 6:1, hear what the Scripture says, hear ye now what the Lord saith, ARISE, CONTEND thou before the mountains and let the hills hear thy voice. But in what ways can I contend for my family? The principal way you contend is in prayers. The Scripture says let the hills hear your voice. After you have arisen, which is a mark of taking responsibility, you engage the twin forces of prayer and fasting (Mk.9:29). Secondly, be determined in your heart to succeed as a husband (Dan.1:8). Also, you must be willing and ready to take full responsibility for the lives of your wife and children. You are their shepherd and they are your sheep. it is your duty to keep them just the same way Jesus Christ, our Perfect example of how husbands are to behave, kept all that His Father committed into His hands (John 10:28-29). And as you arise and contend, you are stronger together with your wife and children in winning the battles of life (Ecc.4:9-10). You also enjoy fulfillment and enriching fellowship with God and your flocks (Ezk.34:23-26)
- Father, by Your Spirit, empower me to contend for the sakes of my flocks.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, grant me supernatural strength to overcome every invincible barrier in my family fold.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me supernatural victories in all my battles.
I recommit my life to be a godly and goodly husband to my wife and children and the world around me in Jesus holy Name. Amen.