Main Scriptures: 1Tim.4:12-14
More Scriptures: Matt.5:16, Tit.2:15, 1Pet.5:3
Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you are young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed-keep that dusted off and in use (1Tim.4:12-14) MSG
Today, I want to share with you the best way to teach your sheep, whether they are submissive or stubborn. And if you will subscribe to the demands, you will elicit the greatest humility, submission and respect from your wife and children and the world around you. Now from the Scripture above, there are five (5) ways by which you can teach. But before I start to mention them, it is very important for you to understand what Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of the good and godly husband, expects from you. If you don’t know, let me show you. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matt.5:14-16) KJV. Reading through this Scripture carefully, you will notice that your presence in the lives of your wife and children and the world is to give them light. And that light is intended to bring honour to God. So, if your life is not making your sheep and the people around you to want to serve God, then you need to consider your ways again.
So, having accepted the Scripture in Matt.5:14-16, what then are the ways my life can inspire my sheep that will make them glorify God. There are five ways. By your word; by your demeanor; by your love for your sheep and God; by your faith in your sheep and God; and by your integrity. If you can align your life to conform with the word of God through the five ways mentioned, you will not need to talk to your sheep about God. They will see God in you. You will never need to preach to them about salvation. They will run to you to lead them to Christ. You will never beg to be faithful. They will walk in your steps of faithfulness. You will never need to tell them not to speak ungraceful words. They will just flow in you to speak pure, lovely and right words. You have complained that your wife and children are not living up to your desires and expectations for them. Now, start teaching them by your conduct because it is the best way to go as the good and godly husbandman.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from living a fake life to my sheepfold.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a worthy example to my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, let my life bring You glory and let it inspire my sheep to serve You joyfully.
I receive the power to remain a living and godly example to my wife and children because that is what makes me the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.