Main Scriptures: Gen.25:20-21
More Scriptures: 1Pet.3:7, 1Sam.1:21, Lk.1:8
Do you know that real husbands do not live for themselves but for their sheep? Reading through Scriptures, you would discover that Jesus Christ, the perfect example of the good and godly husbands came to this world because of you and me. He endured the pains and agony for our sakes. He left the glory and splendor of heaven to come to the earth to bear the shame and reproach due to you and me. All that He did and lived for was for the salvation of humanity. So it is with you.
As the shepherd of your sheep-wife and children, what marks you out from other husbands is your commitment to living for your flock. You work to provide for them. You stay awake all night in intercession to build a spiritual barricade around your wife and children against the attacks of the enemy. You deny yourself some luxuries so that it can be luxurious with your flock.
You are not a real husband if all you think is how you can wear the best dress or eat the best foods while your wife and children walk around in rags and hunger. If all that you have can be enough for one, give it to your flock. That is how real husbands behave. Consider the story of the husband in Gen.25. His name was Isaac and his wife was unable to bear him a child. He had the option to seek for alternatives in other women. But he chose to be the real husband. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife…….and Isaac prayed the Lord for his wife because she was barren, and the Lord was entreated of him and Rebekah his wife conceived (Gen.25:20-21). It is never convenient to be the real husband. Being the real husband demands your commitment. I mean 100% commitment. You cannot handle your position half heartedly and expect to make the most of your influence on the lives of your wife and children. So, I can safely tell you that being a husband and the head of the family is a full time assignment. And as you work to sow your time investment to become the real husband, you will be raising godly sheep that will stand at the gates of the enemy. Furthermore, the respect and honour you expect from your wife and children will come to you without struggle. In addition, your flock will rise up in defence of your name and person everywhere they go. Don’t ever think like an average husband, become the real husband.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to become the real husband to my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, destroy every wrong foundation in my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to continue to do Your will for my family.
I have the mind of Christ at work in me and I am committed to live my life for the sakes of my wife and children because that is what qualifies my position as the good and godly man, husband and father in Jesus Name. Amen.