Main Scriptures: John 1:1-3
More Scriptures: 2Tim.3:16-17, Eph.2:2, Phil.3:12
I have come to discover in my study of the word of God and the way of Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of the good and godly husband, that there is a better way to deal with issues you and I may be having with our wives. That nothing withstanding how disobedient our wives may have become, God has an answer for us in His word. So, there is the God-way to deal with your wife and there is the world-way to deal with her. So, today I want us to consider the way God would deal with your wife.
As the head of the family and the spiritual leader over your wife, how you handle your wife will determine the response you will get from her. There are so many suggestions out there on how to deal with your wife. They come from the internet, radio, television, parents, acquaintances, friends in our social circles and our culture. Unfortunately, these strategies from these earthly sources are not enduring. And that is why the Bible, which is the Word of God, remains the surest source from where every husband can draw ways to deal with his wife, God’s way. Jesus Christ, the perfect example of how husbands should behave says, He is the way, the truth and the life. So, He is the way and He will show you how to handle your wife. He says He is the truth. This means that whatever He tells you to do to your wife is true. In Jn.1:1-3, Jesus is described as the Word of God and that is what the Bible represents to you and I as husbands of our families. But why should husbands use the Bible as the compass in dealing with their wives.
In 2Tim.3:16-17, the Scriptures say, all Scriptures is inspired by God and profitable to TEACHING, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for TRAINING in RIGHTEOUSNESS that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. The word of God provides the platform for you as the head of the family to obtain wisdom keys to teach your wife where she needs to be taught, correct and reproof her in love without breaking the egg, and training her in truth and righteousness. Rather than use Biblical principles to deal with our wives, most husbands have walked according to the course of this world (Eph.2:2). You are the spiritual head of your family and as such you must discard your old ways and be renewed in your spirit. You are the workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that you should walk in (Eph.2:10). You must seek to know from the Word of God how to handle those challenges you may be having with your wife, because, not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I PRESS ON IN ORDER THAT I MAY LAY HOLD OF THAT FOR WHICH ALSO I WAS LAID HOLD OF BY CHRIST JESUS (Phil.3:12)
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill me with Your power to live according to Your word.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to believe all of Your word.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the spirit of disobedience, pride and arrogance.
I am committed to live by the word of God and by the word of God handle every challenge that I may be having with my wife because I want to be and remain the godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.