Main Scriptures: Gen.26:1-3
More Scriptures: Gen.24:1, 1Sam.30:9-10, Gen.14:14-16
There are three families in the Bible that I want you to consider as a husband. These families provide you and I who are husbandmen godly examples of our responsibilities as shepherds. Remember that the word of God tells us that the things written in the Bible is for our examples, corrections and edification. So, the first family I want us consider is the family of Abraham. Abraham had children and relatives. But the Bible tells us that they never referred to his wife as the shepherd. The Bible says that Isaac referred to the God of Abraham, as the shepherd. Why did he call him so? He did because the husband, Abraham was in charge of his sheepfold. He had trained men in his household-people he mentored. He worked so hard that he became so rich in cattle, menservants, and maidservant (Gen.13:2). In fact, he was dangerously blessed (Gen.24:1).
Isaac was another family. He was so much in charge that his children referred to the God of Isaac. Why? He mentored his family and took charge, securing their destinies against the time of famine (Gen.26:1-3). Jacob was another family. His children referred to the God of Jacob. Why? He did not only mentor his family, he also set them on a firm foundation. One of his sons, Joseph became a Prime Minister. Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of how a good and godly husband has been ordained to function was in charge of the twelve disciples. He led them every step of the way. He was not the Christ by title or position but by function. He prayed for Peter’s mother, who was down with fever, and she was healed. He fed 3,000 and 5,000 helpless people. He served the communion. When there was a need to pay tax to the authorities in His time, the disciples looked up to Him. That is who you are.
Your wife and children should look up to you for solution. You should be a mentor to them. I want you to be angry with the status quo. I want you to be uncomfortable with the position you find yourself. I want you to refuse to be at ease with the fact that you are dependent on your wife for your upkeep. God did not create you that way. He has better plans for you. You must get out right now and take your place in your family kingdom by functioning as a man, husband and father to your wife and children. When your flock and people look at you, they should aspire to want to be like you-one who is a provider, mentor and a person of godly authority and power.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, stir up the Spirit of work in my life and let it bless my family.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from half truths.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me after the order of the spiritual examples of husbands and fathers in Your word.
I covenant with God to be responsibly-accountable and I receive grace to be in charge of my family because that is my heritage as the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.