Main Scriptures: Gen.1:1-3
More Scriptures: Jn.6:63, Is.43:26, Num.14:28
I want to begin today’s devotional by sharing with you what my Teacher and Helper, the Person of the Holy Spirit, taught me from our main text today. The Holy Spirit said, and I quote, every word spoken by every husband based on the word of God brings order into the lives of a chaotic wife, children and circumstances (August 30, 2015). There is something I want to emphasize to you and that is as the head of your family and the spiritual leader of your sheepfold, your most singular weapon needed to bring order into the lives of your flocks is the WORD OF GOD. Now, consider this for a moment. What did God do when what He created suddenly became dark, void and shapeless? In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Gen.1:1). So, you can see that God had a beautiful creation at the beginning. But something happened. The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Gen.1:2).
Has your wife, whom you have always known to be hospitable, faithful and submissive, suddenly turned out to be disrespectful and full of darkness? Or have your children, who were once a delight to behold veered off the track of good to the track of evil and ungodliness? I have good news for you. It is found in verse 3 of our main text. God faced a similar situation like you are facing presently but He did something different. And that is what the Person of the Holy Spirit wants you to do. And GOD SAID, LET there be light, and THERE WAS LIGHT. God spoke the word. He commanded a change. He did not beg the situation. He spoke what He wanted into the chaotic situation. As He kept speaking to the dark circumstances, everything turned out to be not just good but very good. The Bible has set for you and I example. If as husbands, we follow the footsteps of God, we will undoubtedly get the same results He got. You cannot and must not watch your wife and children go down the path of destruction. You are their watchman sent by God. You are to exercise godly influences over their lives. So, you do them a great disservice and injustice when you refuse to speak the right words to their unpleasant circumstances.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, sanctify my tongue.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, order my speech aright toward my flocks.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver my tongue from ungraceful and hurtful words.
I always discipline my mouth to speak only pleasant words to my wife and children in all things because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.