Main Scriptures: Psalms 133:1-3
More Scriptures: Ps. 122:3, Ecc.4:9, Mk.3:27
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Ps.133:1.
Husbands, do you know that it is a pleasant thing for you to dwell with your wife and children? Well, if you don’t know, re-read the main text of our study today. Staying away from your wife and children is not the will of God for you as the head of your sheepfold. God wants you to live with your wife joyfully. He doesn’t want you to manage your wife and children. God desires a united family for you. Anything that wants to destroy the bond you have with your wife and children is of the devil. You must resist it. In Ps.122:3, the Scripture says that your family is like Jerusalem, compacted together. Remember the popular saying that united we stand, divided we fall. As the head of your family, it is your God ordained responsibility to ensure that your family is bonded together in love and unity. But how will you achieve this? Firstly, you must learn to dwell with your wife and children in pleasantness and not in bitterness. Bitterness is a seed owned by the devil. He sows it into the lives of families to destroy the home. And the Bible regards it as a sin.
You can overcome bitterness by learning to forgive your wife and children when they offend you. And you can do this when you continue to see your flocks from the eyes of Jesus Christ. Don’t forget that Jesus Christ loved and died for us even while we were yet sinners. Secondly, you must daily renew your mind with the word of God. What this means is that, on a daily basis you fill your mind with good thoughts about your wife and children. And you can achieve this when you remain focused on what God has said concerning them. In Matt.6:22, the Scripture says that if your eyes are single, then your whole body will be full of light. It is when you set your eyes on your flocks that you see something good about them. And as you strive to dwell together with your flocks in unity, you create a stronger force against the wiles of satan. You also attract the blessings of God upon your family.
- Father, by Your Spirit, baptize me with wisdom to dwell with my wife and children
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, uproot every root of bitterness and envy in my life
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from deadly habits and lifestyles.
I stay focused on my wife and children and work to dwell with them in pleasures as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.