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GOOD AND GODLY HUSBANDS LIVE FOR THEIR FAMILIES

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Main Scriptures: Gen.25:20-21

More Scriptures: 1Pet.3:7, 1Sam.1:21, Lk.1:8

Do you know that good and godly husbands do not live for themselves but for their flocks? I call this type of husbands, the REAL HUSBAND. Reading through Scriptures, you would discover that Jesus Christ, the perfect example of a good and godly husband came to this world because of you and me. He endured the pains and agony for our sakes. All that He did and lived for was for the salvation of humanity. So also, as the shepherd of your sheep-wife and children, what marks you out from other husbands is your commitment to live 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, but 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, perseverance, and sacrifice. I mean 100%. You cannot handle your position as the head of your family halfheartedly 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 seeds 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 in defence of your name and person everywhere they go. Do not ever think like an average husband, become the real husband.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

  • Father, by Your Spirit, empower me to become the real husband to my flock.
  • Father, by the power in the name of Jesus Christ, destroy every wrong foundation in my life.
  • Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus, help me to continue to do Your will for my family.

 FAITH CONFESSION

I am committed to live my life for the sakes of my wife and children because that is what qualifies me for the position of a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.


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