Main Scriptures: 1Cor.6:7-20
More Scriptures: Matthew 7:16, Proverbs 29:18, Proverbs 29:11
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit (Matthew 7:15-18)
Sometimes as heads of our families, it is very important to ask ourselves some truthful questions about who we are as godly men, husbands, and fathers. That is evaluating if we have lived up to God’s expectations in the discharge of our duties as shepherds. Are you an average husband? and do you want to become better at being the godly man, husband and father? I challenge you to score yourself truthfully. If you have failed, you can recover lost grounds. If you are good, you can be better. And if you are better, you can be the best. In 1Cor.6:7-20, the Scripture gives a comprehensive checklist of what defines who we are. As the head of your family and the spiritual leader over your sheep, you must appreciate that your conduct in and out of the family fold is the sum total of who you are as the husbandman. So, who is an average husband? An average husband is that leader who has no vision for his followers-his wife and children. As it is written in Scriptures, “where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18. As a godly leader, you must have visions for your wife and children, derived from the promises of God in the Bible. Another evidence of an average husband is that he has no control over his tongue. An average husband responds to every comment made by his wife and children but a matured and godly husband has control over the words of his mouth. The Bible says that a fool uttereth all his mind, but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward (Proverbs 29:11). Sometimes, silence is golden. It doesn’t mean that when you are silent, you don’t want to confront issues. As a husband, who is led by the Spirit of God, you are guided as to when and how to respond. Consider the encounter Jesus Christ, the perfect example of how husbands are ordained to behave, had with the Pharisees. The Pharisees brought a woman caught in the very act of adultery. While the accusers kept pestering Jesus to talk, He never did. The Bible said, Jesus was silent for a very long time”. It was in His silence that He got the inspiration to ask the accusers, if anyone of you have not sinned before, let him be the first person to cast a stone on the adulteress”. God wants you to grow from good to better, and from better to become the best husband. Are you ready to be the good and godly man, husband and father to your sheep?
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, show me the right steps to take to become the godly husbandman.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from below Your expectations.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me great visions about my sheep.
I am determined to live as God wants me to for the good of my wife and children because that is what makes me the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.